Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Your Present for going that extra mile....

Here is tomorrow's test. It is open note so you are able to use all of the resources found in the blog and in your notes (they should be very similar.)

1. Describe the type of person who moved as part of the great migration (age, sex, location, history, motivations, etc)

2. Please write down at least three factors behind the great migration

3. Describe the founding of the NAACP

4. What was the fundamental difference between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois?

5. Why were the reasons why the Ku Klux Klan was so successful in the 1920s?

6. Describe what happened in 1978 at 33rd and Spring Garden St. (hint: MOVE)

Chapter 17 Review

Chapter 17 Review

Immigration was at a very high level in the 1920s
contributed to racism - how? because everyone is competing for jobs

New ‘scientific’ reasons for racism studies of Eugenics

Birth of a Nation - silent movie that glorified KKK - got very popular (remember the march on Washington)

Who did the KKK hate?

NAACP used legal system to try to protect rights and equality - lynching was first

UNIA (Marcus Garvey) United Negro Improvement Association
preached black nationalism (started ferry line)

The great migration led to many AAs leaving to the north - better jobs, better education

Northerners did not like the great migration - more competition for jobs - changed racial balance

Unions did not allow blacks to join - had to make their own - A. William Randolph

Harlem Renaissance - a product of the great migration - music, art, literature, poetry

what provoked the MOVE uprising in 1978?

The Harlem Renaissance

Here is the lecture for the Harlem Renaissance

Monday, May 3, 2010

African American History, May 3

Chapter 16 Review Notes

In the early 20th C. there were progressive reforms (looking out for the little guy)
example today: minimum wage

Black leaders looked to overcome challenges

Booker T. Washington - wanted Blacks to be educated - founded Tuskeegee Institute

W.E.B. Dubois - wanted blacks to stand up for rights and demand political and legal equality

1909 - NAACP founded. result of Springfield Riots -led whites

Washington was against the NAACP

Beginning of 20th C. there were many race riots.... violent - often an excuse for violence

The great migration led to riots too

1910-1940 1.75 million AAs moved North, known as great migration

Biggest communities were Chicago, New York

Caused friction in the new cities

World War I

A reminder: Test will be on Wednesday, May 5th.

The Great Migration

The origins of the NAACP

We have just looked at speeches by Booker T Washington and W.E.B. Dubois, political rivals who differed on issues of gaining equality. Washington stressed education believing that equality can be reached first through economics while Dubois tried to achieve equality by legal action. The NAACP was aligned with Dubois' strategy and in turn Dubois supported the NAACP. Washington criticized the NAACP and wished its demise.


Here is a lesson that we looked at last week about nationalism. Nationalism was a primary cause for World War I.