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Julian_GTS5 - Abigail Julian GTS Ch. 5 HIS 135 Dr. Gardner...

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Abigail Julian GTS Ch. 5 HIS 135 Dr. Gardner 1.) The ads in this historical context make me feel like there were 2 different types of readers: the educated middle-class African-Americans with professional jobs and lower class workers. The more socially elevated people were interested in the ads about colleges and fancy “negro” hotels. Those who were in a lower socio- economic bracket were interested in ads for jobs and rooming houses. There are a variety of ads for every type of reader. 2.) Those in the African-American community of the time had two options if they wanted to be a successful and/or financially stable: seek out vocational or sales type careers, or go to college and attempt to make it in a professional career like an educator or politician. 3.) To an extent the ads embrace both conservative notions of African-American identity and radical new ideas of the time. Madame Walker’s ad for hair care (19) is interesting in that it does not embrace straightening of hair or chemical
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIS 135 taught by Professor Gardner during the Spring '08 term at Wesleyan GA.

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Julian_GTS5 - Abigail Julian GTS Ch. 5 HIS 135 Dr. Gardner...

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