The Forerunners Summary

The Forerunners Summary - As the United States emerged from...

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As the United States emerged from its colonial status and sought independence from Britain, its own policies and action brought into being nonviolent protest actions that were early forerunners of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement. However, the immigration laws discriminated against African Americans, for example, the earliest public schools were not open to them. Free African Americans began to hold conventions to air their grievances and plan strategy. The first of these meetings was held in Philadelphia in 1831, in which some 40 delegates from seven states met and chose Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, as their leader. Concluding that freedom could never be obtained in America, they called for African Americans to migrate to Upper Canada. In the 19 th century, African Americans, even those in slavery whose “social security” was theoretically guaranteed, always hat to confront the problem of survival. Those who were free
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2009 for the course HST 101 taught by Professor Struddle during the Spring '09 term at Martin Luther.

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