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African Americans in the 1930 and the history of Alabama
Education Most African American were forced to go to schools for black people especially in the South due to segregation. Also African Americans could only pass middle school then they can’t be in high school. The reason being because most whites thought African Americans are too dumb to learn advanced learning. Soon in 1932 some African Americans from Philadelphia started a group called the Educational Equality League of Philadelphia. And they had three main goals one to stop Segregation of Schools. Another was to hire Black teachers, and to allow African Americans into Philadelphia School board. Soon it influenced all states to allow the banning of Segregation for schools.
Rights Most African Americans did not have many rights as much as whites because most whites were racist and especially in the south where there is a lot of Segregation. Soon African Americans had rights as much rights as whites they just weren’t fair like the right to use public transportation like a bus but African Americans had to sit in the back and whites in the front. One right African Americans did not have was the right to vote even though it is stated that all men were equal this right was banned especially in the south.
Jobs Most African Americans that had jobs were not as good as the ones whites had since of segregation. But the jobs they did have were usually all farmers or worked for farmers they also worked at windmills and as servants and in foundries and some were also teachers for schools of African Americans. Others were venders that sold lot of different products such as fish, meat, and poultry etc.. And another job they had was being fishers and others joined the army to serve.
African Americans during the Depression When the Great Depression impacted people in the 1930s it affected African Americans as well. Soon the government could no longer afford to fund schools for African Americans. Also almost all African Americans got laid off their jobs and their unemployment rate was 4 times as much as whites during the Depression. Also the only jobs African Americans could had were dangerous like working in a foundry. Some African Americans joined Strikes and riots to demand jobs for them selves along with whites and soon they all survived the Great Depression.
History of Alabama Alabama was founded by 1819 and it was nicknamed the “Heart of Dixie”. It’s population is 4,802,740 million people and they are