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Astrid Ayala History 018 Professor Zappia 12 January 2018 The African-American Odyssey The 1920-1930s were a time of consistent changes in the life of the US society and African Americans in particular. After reading the African American Odyssey it basically explores black America’s quest for equality from the early national period through the twentieth century. This exhibition uses nine chronological periods that tell the story of the African American experience with documents of courage and determination of blacks. They had faced unpropitious circumstances, but most importantly they overcame the biggest obstacles to fully participate in all aspects of American society. Some of the stories that are mentioned are the work of abolitionists, equality of employment, education and politics, strategies to secure the vote and so much more. After reading the African American Odyssey, what it began with was Slavery the Peculiar Institution. This is just on of the nine chronological periods. I chose to summarize about this one because it is interesting to know who things really were in the past. During this era there was slave trade and humans for sale as well. If I was alive during this time I would be disgusted and revolted because these are human people just like me. I do not see the difference even if they are of different color it does not matter. Unfortunately, this is not how they felt in the past. I do believe there were some decent people who did have a heart and were against slavery. For example, they had the blacks as they would refer them to and have them advertised on thousands of newspapers. They Ayala 1
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