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

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Movie about after Reconstruction and Freedomwith 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 futuresWilling 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 lifeCotton and economic dismayLaborers were the most important part of cotton southern economyBlacks had the same ability of whites (demand equal respect) this challenged everything to the bitter core of white peoples solesThis worried whites-that the blacks would take revengeor that they wouldn't work and spur cotton economy any moreBlacks 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 blacksReconstruction and Political and social freedomWhite resistance to bi-racial government increasedblacks seeking freedom could count on less help from northerns and government and could count on more attacks from racist white supremacist groupsthe explaniantion was that the freedmen were unequipt for freedomEND OF RECONSTRUCTIONcrime and piunsihment changedeffectively criminalized black lifecouldnt walk aside rail roadcouldnt spit, be drunk in public, or yell in womens presenceexaggeration of black criminalization pig laws (enhancing penalties to felony offense)theif of pig (5 yrs in prision)stealing 8 cent ring could be laborIF not employed you could be considered a criminalSouthern 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 crimePrisioners 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 ownersindustry owners
they could do whatever they wanted with there african americans

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