Tag Archive | #JimCrow
Charles Hamilton Houston became the NAACP first legal counsel. He said that the discrimination towards blacks, was no accident.
Walter White became the President of the NAACP in 1932. In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected. He promised a “New Deal” for everyone. W.E.B. DuBois continued to fight for the opportunities for blacks to be included.
Being a black landowner during Jim Crow was a dangerous thing to be. Whites were very suspicious and envious of blacks who tried to make something of themselves. Ned Cobb was one such person. He was an uneducated black sharecropper who prospered. The American Communist Party, was the only political party that took a stand […]
The “Talented Tenth”, were blacks who moved to the North to try to escape Jim Crow, and brought with them, skill sets such as musicians, artists and writers. Sharecroppers, were blacks and the poor white people, who gave a share of their crops to the plantation owner. They were essentially in the same boat.
W.E.B. DuBois was a very vocal critic of Fisk University, once it sold itself out to it’s financial backers. Learn about the role that Fisk University played in shaping the minds of blacks.
In 1919, there was a lynching of an African American, every 4 days in the South. It was outright terrorism! In 1922, the NAACP started writing in detail about the rampant lynchings that were going on. Fisk University was very instrumental in giving blacks a place to be educated and a platform to fight back […]
In the early 1920’s, Tulsa OK, the Greenwood area was deemed, Black Wall St. Tensions arose when the Tulsa newspaper reported that a black man had raped a white woman. 300 African Americans were killed and the city (35 city blocks) was essentially burned to the ground. Not a single white person was ever prosecuted. […]
July 1919, there were the Chicago riots between whites and blacks, 15 whites and 23 blacks died. Walter White worked for the NAACP, he was a black man who had blue eyes and black hair and passed as a white man while he investigated for the NAACP. There were so many atrocities perpetrated against blacks! […]
In May of 1918, there was a lynching of Hayes and Mary Turner (carrying her unborn child). The mob was upset because Mary Turner threatened to fight back, against the system that lynched her husband. By the end of WW1, 200,000 blacks served in the war in some capacity. The black soldier, fought for democracy […]
1917, black soldiers from the famed 24th infantry, 3rd battalion from WW1 were stationed and trained at Fort Logan, outside of Houston, TX. The Black soldiers suffered non stop harassment from the Houston police and fought back. 100 Black soldiers retaliated, and marched into Houston and opened fire, 16 whites and 4 black soldiers were […]