African American Essay | Toward Freedom and Equality

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Toward Freedom and Equality.
This section contains 1,131 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Toward Freedom and Equality

Toward Freedom and Equality

Summary: Equality, liberty and the right to personal pursuits may be written in the Declaration of the Independence. However, these rights have not historically been secured by blacks; and there is question as to whether they have xecured them now in practise. The race issue in the United States has a long history which mixed thorns and roses.
Have you seen a book called Roots? If you have read it, you must be impressed by the miserable life of the black slaves which is described vividly in the novel. With the increasing demand for Southern cotton industry, many people from Africa were bought to the New World against their will to work as forced laborers. These African men, women and children were shipped in foul-smelling and crowded conditions to start their long and bitter slavery life. Meanwhile, it also initiated the search for freedom and equality.

For a long period of time the black slaves were controlled by several brutal means. However, forced to work for long hours, they managed to establish their own churches, develop their own music. And they also expressed their desire for freedom in some way such as "run-away", but such resistance was always brutally broken down.

For the black...

(read more)

This section contains 1,131 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Toward Freedom and Equality
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
Toward Freedom and Equality from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook