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James Soyemi - J ames Soyemi H istorical Significance of Race in America(Section 5 3:00pm Prof Stanford Reflection Paper 3 Before the Civil Rights

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James Soyemi Historical Significance of Race in America (Section 5): 3:00pm Prof. Stanford Reflection Paper 3 Before the Civil Rights Movements there were African American individuals seeking equal rights for blacks. The Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision led to many states separating many facilities. This included hospitals, restaurants, and sport venues. Over 2,000 African Americans lynching took place in the year 1954 alone. This period in American history is known as the Jim Crow Era. Through the midst of inequality and unreported crimes, a significant figure rose. The name of this significant individual is Charles H. Houston. He was born into a well-educated, privileged family. Charles Houston was born in Washington, D.C but attend Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1911. He graduated at the top of his class, as the Valedictorian. After his graduation from college, Charles Houston volunteered as a soldier during World War I. He served in the racially segregated army. The African
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course MOSAIC 0852 taught by Professor Raymondhalnon during the Spring '09 term at Temple.

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James Soyemi - J ames Soyemi H istorical Significance of Race in America(Section 5 3:00pm Prof Stanford Reflection Paper 3 Before the Civil Rights

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