This was due to the various laws and social morals that were sustained for over 100 years throughout the United States. However, what the world didn’t know was that African Americans were a strong ethnic group and these oppressions and suffrage enabled African Americans for greatness. It forced African Americans to constantly have to explore alternative routes of intellectuality, autonomy and other opportunities to achieve the “American Dream” especially after the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments were passed after the Civil War. This type of integration that they pursued helped them realize their full potential and created their political self-determination, which dates back to as far as the 18th century at the African Methodist Episcopal Church by Richard Allen. The question is, is how did they do it?
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He, as an ex-slave, helped to break the glass ceiling that tried to stop African- Americans from getting an education. Yet he did not stop there. Wright had a vision not only for himself, but for others as well. He believed that all African- Americans should be educated, and he wanted to give them the opportunity to do so. In 1891 Wright founded the Georgia State Industrial Coll... ... middle of paper ... ...ional Freedom Day will be recognized on February 1st.
He was an educated man and one of the most influential African-American journalists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Thomas T. Fortune played an important role in the civil rights movement in America and he deserves to be memorialized in an attempt to remind future generations of the leaders that fought for their rights they have today. Fortune’s house in Red Bank, New Jersey was listed as a historical landmark in 1976 that is currently endangered and vacant. There is currently a fight to keep his house and make it into a cultural museum or tear it down in order to build other miscellaneous buildings for the town. Thomas T. Fortune was born on October 3rd, 1856 and died on June 2nd, 1928.
[2014 February]. Summers, Martin. “Manhood Rights in the Age of Jim Crow: Evaluating “End-of-Men” Claims in the Context of African American History,” Boston University Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 3 (May 2013): 745-767. https://login.libproxy.uregina.ca:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.