Slavery is no Evil
The Proslavery Argument and Entrenchment
The moral and constitutional of abolitionists arguments did not convince everyone.
a. Slavery in the constitution in forms of:
i. 3/5 Compromise
ii. Runaway slave act
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University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and MalcolmX: The
Power and Legacy of Prophetic Dis
Africa and the Atlantic World
1) Africa is rich with diversity and sophistication. Cultural, Political, Economical
2) Contact with the Europeans first started with curiosity then fueled by greed.
1) African Origins:
a) Two main empires: Egy
The Nadir of Race Relations (Part III)
Blacks will seek progress and advancement through education.
Schools will flourish for blacks.
o Mainly church oriented.
HBCUs will flourish; 34
o Abolition of International Slave Trade
o American Colinization Society
o Liberia Founded
o Denmark Vesey Conspiracy
o Freedmans Journal Published in New York
o David Walkers Appeal
o Second Gr
The Nadir of Race Relations (Part II)
Atlanta Too Busy to Hate!
o Newspapers will publish stories of their insolence.
Especially black men raping white women
o This will be used to foster racial division in the working class so they wont unite.
End of the Civil war and start of Reconstruction
o 600,000 Soldiers died
o 50,000 Civilians died
o The nation would need to be reconstructed in a new racial area due to emancipation
o Lincoln calls for heali
The Nadir of Race Relations
The Nadir (Bottom) of Race Relations
a. 1865-1877 mood will move from promise to despair
i. Black Americans will find themselves again pushed to the margins
ii. Share Cropping
iii. Black Codes will limit the new freedoms!
The Civil War
The bloodiest conflict of the United States to date.
The Path to War
All roads lead to slavery EVERY ROAD!
i. Gives a fiery speech against slavery and singles out Andrew Pickens Butler.
ii. He says that Butler had been us
Black Veterans returning from the war would look to enfranchising black Americans again.
o May 1919 The Crisis would articulate the position of Black Veterans.
We return from fighting, and we return Fighting!
We will save democracy here.
The violence in Chicago is a fact that we see on the news frequently. It is shown as an example of
why guns need to be controlled more, and as a commentary on the leadership of the city. Both the right
and left of our pol