African American Research Paper

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African American
Danita White
HIS204: American History since 1865 (GSN1320G)
Instructor: Jenifer Bridges
June 3, 2013

African American African Americans have many events that has occurs since 1865 and more is approaching but not as bad. Africans Americans had to deal with the Civil rights movements. In 1865 so many big events occurred in that years such as President Lincoln was assassinated, the civil war ended, and last but not least congress establishes the Freedmen Bureau to protect the rights of newly emancipated blacks. On April 12, 1861 the civil war began. “The civil war was a tragic war between Americans, representing two segments of our country at that time, the United States of America and the Confederate States of America” (Cosgrove, Richard; The civil war began and End in the Month of April). Through the civil ear there were many battles but on September 17, 1862 the bloodiest battle took pace which was call the Bull Run. Because of the civil war beginning it was about 212,938 deaths. On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee gave in to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse and because of that the civil war ended.
On April 14, 1865 President Lincoln was at “Our American Cousin in Washington at the Ford Theater and around 10:13 p.m. John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln. On May 4, Lincoln was laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery, outside Springfield, Ill. “The Civil Rights movement was a turning point in American history and continues to play a part in society, leading to the transformation of the American presidency and most recently, a Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Together these essays serve to link the varied facets of the civil rights movement: the "long civil rights movement" (xiii) which focuses on the period leading up to the era of the King years, which is the second, or "traditional recounting" of the movement and the "black power perspective."” (Buss, Carla Wilson (Winter 2009): 191). In 1909 W. E.B Du Bois led The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that was founded in New York by black and white intellectuals. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the association led the black civil rights struggle in fighting injustices such as the denial of voting rights, racial violence, discrimination in employment, and segregated public facilities. Emmett Till was a young black boy that was murdered brutally for whistling at white women in Mississippi in 1955. Also, in 1955, on Dec. 1 Rosa parks refuse to give up her seat at the front of the bus to a white passenger. Rosa Park was