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History 1320—Primary Source Assignment IIName _Ricky L Jones Jr__________________________ Date _10/8/19___________________________ DOCUMENTANALYSIS: “An African American Respond to the Chicago Race Riot” Reading the American Past. 1.What Type of document is this? __X__ Letter____ Press Release____ Diary Excerpt____ Report____ Speech____ Summary ____ Meeting Minutes____ Newspaper Article____ Magazine Article ____ Resolution____ Court Case____ Executive Order ____ Memorandum____ Transcript____ Other ___________________________ 2.When and where was this document created? The following document was created in the Summer of 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. 3.Who is the creator of this document? The author of this document is Stanley B. Norvell. 4.What is the author’s status/title? What is their socio-economic background? The author Stanley B. Norvell was simply a African-Amerian Chicago Citizen. 5.For what person(s) is this document intended? Who is the intended audience? Stanley B. Norvell composed the following letter for Victor F. Lawson. Lawson, at the time, was the editor-in-chief of the Chicago Daily News. The targeted group that was intended for this report was also those affected by the consequences of the racial riots. Stanley B. Norvell's goal was to inform society about the fact that the racial injustices being faced accompanied by the race riots were an incorrect way of handling the prevalent issues seeing as to how history already contained instances of riots, as well as slavery. 6.Why do you think this document was created? Stanley B. Norvell composed this letter as a reaction to the race riots that continuously occurred in mid-nineteenth century United States. Norvell portrays in detail the way that racial riots commenced during the spring of 1919 in over twenty different cities in the United States. During these race riots caucasian citizens would assault African Americans by lynching, beating, and even shooting them. The important subject matter of this letter was to bring to the attention of the whites' their obliviousness, ignorance, and racist outlooks pertaining to African Americans.
History 1320—Primary Source Assignment II7.In a brief summary of three to five sentences, explain the factual information contained in this document? Throughout the entirety of his letter, Stanley B. Norvell made several genuine fact-based points which led to the enlightening of many. He pointed out that African Americans were placed under the same umbrella with no regards to differences in location, education level, or domestic or international upbringing status. Norvell explains how this led to the Job Competition levels being unreasonably high, thus making the tension and uneasiness in Black Neighborhoods high as well. Norvell also states how once the war had concluded, many veterans (specifically those that were African American in nature) were refuted when it came to their basic rights.

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