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laws such as the 15th amendment which excluded black people from voting also hindered their process. The most destructive oppression black people faced however were the separate but equal laws of Jim Crow. The article also mentions that although black people have always fought for their civil rights, they have also fought for America in its military ventures. Since the start of this century, the black experience has also been referred to as the urban experience. The southern based civil rights movements has sometimes been referred to as one of the great awakenings and has influenced the country to think of the economic, social, cultural, and political disparities present for its people in one of the richest countries in the world. Questions- 1.What issues were important to Black Americans during Reconstruction?One important aspect of Reconstruction was the participation of African Americans in the economy and political and social life of the south. Its aim was to integrate African Americans as members of society rather than their previous status as property. In fact, during reconstruction 2,000 African Americans held various levels of office in the government. This number was still proportionally small compared to the number of African Americans in society. Reconstruction aimed to promote equal rights for black people and end discrimination in society.