Pre-1900

Pre-1900 - this error marks a moment where white women...

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Pre-1900s September 18, 2007 Right before the 1900’s, blacks were in control of the government in certain regions of North Carolina, more specifically, in the area of Wilmington. Whites did not like this, and banded together to devise a plan to overthrow this African American control. Furnifold Simmons, a member of the Democratic Party, fabricated rape stories accusing black citizens from counties where blacks were the majority. Many other stories arose, as white women began to become forces in the supremacist movement. There was a story about how a group of black women ostracized two white bike-riders who crossed their path one day after work. In addition, there were many stories telling about unruly encounters between black women and white women on sidewalks, where each refused to move. It is not known, as to whether or not these stories are all true but
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Unformatted text preview: this error marks a moment where white women recognized that they could aid their husbands (political leaders) in the white supremacists movement, by making themselves seem like the victims. They began to initiate confrontation with black women, only to turn the focus and attention on themselves, as victims. Before the whole supremacy movement, blacks and whites passed each other on the streets regularly, but now black women were acting differentlycarrying themselves with arrogance. And as a result of the white supremacist movement, white women began to act like the superior and blacks did not take it lightly. During the era, black and white-owned newspapers feuded, each one giving their own accounts of what happened during the time period. Each newspaper was blunt, and one-sided; each leading to controversy....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course AFAM 102 taught by Professor Kennethjanken during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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