Presentation on theme: "African Americans and their struggle for freedom By Anna Evans."— Presentation transcript:
African Americans and their struggle for freedom By Anna Evans
Captured Many free-born Africans were captured and taken from their homeland by greedy Americans who thought that money is more important than another human. Just because of the color of skin.
Sold The once free Africans were packed like sardines onto a boat headed for the United States. A lot of people died on the ships because of sickness and malnutrition. Once they arrived in the USA they were sold into slavery. Many white people bought the slaves.
Worked Once they were bought, the slaves, young and old, were forced into hard labor. They picked cotton and even worked in the house of their masters. They worked long hard hours and even got whipped if their masters weren't satisfied with their work quality or behavior.
What Did the Government Do? Well the government really didnt do anything even though Americans were taking people illegally from their homes and shipping them like packages to the United States to be sold into slavery. It wasnt until Abraham Lincolns presidency that they started trying to set the Africans free.
Unalienable Rights for Blacks The African people have struggled for the right to be treated as human beings, and have freedom. They have struggled a lot to have their unalienable rights recognized. They have run away from their masters, and if they made it to the free Canada or northern United States, they sometimes helped others become free too.
Civil Rights Activists The past successes and failures with the African Americans can help them learn that the government should take action as soon as they start seeing injustice just because of skin color. They can also learn that sometimes peaceful protests aren't the answer to solving problems, sometimes it does take a war to make injustices stop and give people the equality they need.