You need to answer all these questions, please read below on the guidelines and must answer all the short essay questions
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In order to receive full credit on an identification you must: 1) give dates (in decades) 2) discuss the subjects significance/relation to American history.
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Individuals: say who he/she was and the decade(s) of his/her prominence.
Phrases in quotes: say what the phrase means or refers to, who used it, and
Places: say what happened there and when.
Ida B. Wells
James Weldon Johnson
Universal Negro Improvement Association
Double V Campaign
Civil Rights Act of 1957
“Lifting As We Climb”
March on Washington Movement
Charles H. Houston
Mary McLeod Bethune
National Negro Congress (NNC)
Executive Order 9981
The Birth of a Nation
II. Short essay questions.be sure to write why they are significant and 4-5 sentences for each essay
- What did the New Deal mean for African Americans? Was it a “fair deal?” Who benefited the most in the African American community? Why?
- Did African Americans make any gains as a result of their participation in World War II? Why or Why not? How were actions during the 1940s connected to the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s?
- What motivated African Americans to leave the south during the period known as the “Great Migration?” What did they leave behind and what did they find in the North?
- Discuss the impact of black cultural production on white America? What was the influence of jazz, literature etc.? How did art reveal contradictions in American society?
- Discuss the relationship between African Americans and organized labor? Did labor unions help or hurt black workers? Were unions a force for positive change?
- Why did African Americans begin to vote for the Democrats after the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt? What did this political party offer African Americans that the Republicans did not?