The main focus of this essay is on the discrimination against African Americans in Cleveland After World War I and why discrimination began to increase after the war. I first chose this topic because it has always been a topic that sparked my interest and I’ve always wanted to know more about the African American community. I figured when am I going to get a better opportunity to gain more knowledge on the topic of discrimination against African Americans then in an African American Studies class. I also think it is really important to know about the past history of our city and it is just as important to know about the people who were here many years before us especially the African American community. These things are important to know because they are what makes up Cleveland today especially because we live in a diverse city.
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