Afro Am - Movie about after Reconstruction and Freedom with the end of the civil war and passage of 13th amendment they could embark on freedom

Afro Am - Movie about after Reconstruction and Freedom with...

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Movie about after Reconstruction and Freedom with the end of the civil war and passage of 13th amendment they could embark on freedom ventures (desired independence - from owners, in houses, schools ect. Deeply committed to improving families and toward new futures Willing to work very hard (exploit themselves with long work days) but wanted to control hours and work off of there own land. Desired to integrate into american life Cotton and economic dismay Laborers were the most important part of cotton southern economy Blacks had the same ability of whites (demand equal respect) this challenged everything to the bitter core of white peoples soles This worried whites-that the blacks would take revenge or that they wouldn't work and spur cotton economy any more Blacks trying to improve themselves (were seen as competitors to the illiterate whites who were also trying to do the same) this combined with Johnson lenient policies resulted in vigilant KKK groups attacking blacks Reconstruction and Political and social freedom White resistance to bi-racial government increased blacks seeking freedom could count on less help from northerns and government and could count on more attacks from racist white supremacist groups the explaniantion was that the freedmen were unequipt for freedom END OF RECONSTRUCTION crime and piunsihment changed effectively criminalized black life couldnt walk aside rail road couldnt spit, be drunk in public, or yell in womens presence exaggeration of black criminalization pig laws (enhancing penalties to felony offense) theif of pig (5 yrs in prision) stealing 8 cent ring could be labor IF not employed you could be considered a criminal Southern states placed blacks in indutries where they could be closely watched (if the states paid the industires) it said slavery was abolsihed except within the nature of a crime Prisioners could be a source of profit (they abused this-making blacks criminal whenever) they increased revenue through this all states throughout south (leased CONVICTS to some private industries) land owners industry owners
they could do whatever they wanted with there african americans

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