Black Peoples of America

Black Peoples of America – Bibliography

Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation -Brycchan Carey Middle Passage – Dr Henrick Clarke Olaudah Equiano – Brycchan Carey Plantations – Thomas Jefferson Foundation Images – Library of Congress Jim Crow – Jim Crow...
Black Peoples of America – Segregation – The Jim Crow Laws

Black Peoples of America – Segregation – The Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow was a character in an old song who was revived by a white comedian called Daddy Rice. Rice used the character to make fun of black people and the way that they spoke. The term Jim Crow came to be used as an insult against black people. In a bid to stop black...

Black Peoples of America – Civil Rights

Black Americans had to ‘fight’ for their right to equality. In the 1950s a Baptist preacher named Martin Luther King became the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He believed that peaceful protest was the way forward.   Some of the protests of the...
Black Peoples of America – The Ku Klux Klan

Black Peoples of America – The Ku Klux Klan

At the end of the American Civil War, slavery was abolished. Legally the former slaves were free and equal to white people. The reality was far different. The Ku Klux Klan was a white underground terrorist group. They would not accept black people as equals. Members...
Black Peoples of America – Segregation – The Jim Crow Laws

Black Peoples of America – Segregation – The Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow was a character in an old song who was revived by a white comedian called Daddy Rice. Rice used the character to make fun of black people and the way that they spoke. The term Jim Crow came to be used as an insult against black people.  In a bid to stop...

Black Peoples of America – Sharecropping

The Civil War ended in December 1865 and the slaves were free. They hoped to be treated as equal citizens, being able to vote, gain an education and live peaceably and equally with the whites. The former slaves hoped that the plantations would be divided among them so...
Black Peoples of America – Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863)

Black Peoples of America – Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863)

Robert Shaw was serving as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts when he was asked to raise and command a regiment of black troops. This was not the first coloured regiment to be formed but it was the first to be organized in a Northern state. Shaw recruited free blacks,...

Black Peoples of America – Slave Punishments

Slaves Had No Rights Owners could do whatever they liked with their slaves. Often this included inflicting harsh punishments. A slave would be punished for: Resisting slavery Not working hard enough Talking too much or using their native language Stealing from his...

Black Peoples of America – Work Done By Slaves

For more information on counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   Slaves had no say in what task they were required to do and no control over the length...

Black Peoples of America – The Plantation

Tobacco, cotton and sugar were grown on large-scale farms called plantations. As European demand for these crops increased, the plantations grew larger and needed more slaves to harvest the crops. 80% of all slaves shipped to the Americas were put to work on...
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