African American Essay | The Status of Black Americans in 1945.

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The Status of Black Americans in 1945.

Summary: Details the discrimination black people in America faced after the second world war. Portrays sharecropping as an extension of slavery. Outlines the poor economic prospects blacks faced after returning from war.

In 1945, when the Second World War had ended, black Americans who had been fighting a war against discrimination and racism returned to a country that was overridden with discrimination and racism. Black Americans had neither prospered as independent farmers of the land nor become integrated into the mainstream of American society.

Many blacks had no land and as their main skill was farming they were unable to make a living. This was a major problem and the solution to this problem was crop sharing. This meant that black ex-slaves were given part of a white farmer's land to harvest crops. Part of the money generated from these crops would be given to the white farm owner and what was left would be kept by the black ex-slave and his family. This sounds like a just and fair solution however it was not because after...

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