African Americans after emancipation and describing what obstacles they encountered

African Americans after emancipation and describing what obstacles they encountered

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August 27, 1963 Dear Journal, My name is Mia Plumber; I am a 7 year old African American from Birmingham Alabama. My sister Sadie was beaten to death by a group of Klan members last month, while she was leaving her job. The Klux Klux Klan are very mean. Some of my ancestors were murdered by them because they wanted to vote. Others were murdered just because they were black. My sister was murdered because she started fighting back when one of the Klan members tried to rape her. Mr. Robertson who was her boss, took me in, and has been treating me like part of the family. Mr. Robertson has 3 sons, 8 year old twins, Jason and Riley, and 9 year old Isaac. The boys call me their sister, and that sounds fine to me, I never had bothers before, especially white ones. I tell them I know they are just being nice to me because I lost my sister, but they tell me they love me and always will. That makes me feel special. Mr. Robertson’s wife died in a car accident last year. She was crossing the street in front
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2009 for the course COM 220 AAPSY-012 taught by Professor Danstone during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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