Lecture Week One
Lecture Week One HIS 317L
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Date Created: 09/25/15
827 Lecture Introduction to the class 6 reasons for slavery 0 Already a system of slavery in place on continent Black people were skilled in agriculture Immune to new world diseases Could not escape without being identified easily Not Christian so it was okay to enslave Did not know the geography Black people were taught to hate 3 things 0 Taught to hate appearance 0 Taught to hate Africa 0 Taught to hate education 19401945 Foundation for the modern ghettoquot built 0 3 million people leave the South to the North I Most moved to 00000 0 New York 0 Philadelphia 0 Boston 0 Pittsburgh 0 Cleveland 0 Detroit 0 Milwaukee 0 St Louis I Texas 0 To California South LA and Compton 0 Four Issues with this move 0 Employment I Deindustrialization 0 Hard to look for jobs in the small job market 0 Factories began to close down which is where blacks worked 0 Police brutality I The police were the North version of the KKK o All white 0 White supremacy 0 Education I Black people were labeled I Continued in next lecture 9 1 Lecture 0 Four issues 0000 0 Education Employment Police brutality Education Housing Foundation for the modern ghetto Austin ISD 12 billion budget Houston ISD 23 billion budget Charter schools lt Public schools for kids 0 Easier to get into public school 0 No application 0 No money to spend 0 Charter schools not always better Corporations get into education to get money 0 And medicine 0 One insensitive teachers 0 Two school over crowding Three million back migrate from south to north Rutherford Elementary in 1953 0 Over crowded leads to bigger classes 51 per class 0 Did two things 0 Put children on waiting list 0 Separate school into two groups relay classes one in the morning one in the afternoon 0 State allowed them to do this 0 3 12 and 6 12 hour difference 0 5 to 7 year old difference Structural things that people don t see is racial discrimination Black people questioned public school system 0 Three curriculum materials that made no mention of black people 0 Four poor physical planning School looks bad 0 List of complaints to education 0 Housing 0 One house changes into an apartment complex like thing Charge less Gives place to stay but over crowded Health code violation 0 Build public housing projects Never designed as permanent Was meant to be temporary 0 While blacks move into the city white moving to suburbs from city White ight 0 Black migration changed fabric of America Cleveland 1940 900000 90000 black 1965 750000 250000 black City becomes more black and increasingly poor White take money with them 0 Jobs follow 0 Interstate highway act that facilitates the construction of suburbs 0 Loans for white people to achieve suburb housing I FHA Federal Housing Authority I VA Veteran Affairs I Set up to get white people into suburbs o FHA one dollar down 0 VA veteran automatically gets house I Developers make money from them through loans so don t care 0 Kept suburbs all white for 30 years I Red lining applying from zip codes automatically denied I Some said no apartment buildings I No more than 2 generations of family in same house I 1965 large Intercitys 0 Many poor people 0 Four components of Jim Crow state ordinance for segregation 0 One lynching 0 Two voting piece I Written to exclude black people from voting I Public policy 0 Grandfather clause 0 Literacy test 93 Lecture 0 Four Jim Crow components continued 0 Three Share Cropping I Economic system to keep blacks on plantations o Pretense of freedom 0 But actually a system of perpetual indebtness o If you owe money you stay there and work again 0 This happed from the 1800s to 1950s 0 Four Convict leasing I Get prisoners from Government to work on plantation I Government found it easier because they didn t have to pay for prison I Plantations had to worry about the prisoners I Shows blacks in their rightful placequot I Slave got better treatment because they were bought and convict was expendable quotrentedquot 0 Modern example CCA Real Sisters Future Straight Out of Compton selling outquot discussion In 1950s 5 events made black people start thinking of themselves in the terms of a nation 0 One1952 Maumau in Kenya controlled by the British I Maumau were going to overthrow the British gov o Two1955 Vandung conference in Indonesia I People of color got together to discuss colonialism and figure it out o Three1957 Ghana achieved independence I Black media and Black press grow and begin to be recognized because they were the ones reporting I First independent country in Africa 0 Four1959 Cuban Revolution I Fidel Castro I US cut ties with Cuba 0 Five1960 Sharpsville Massacre in South Africa I 69 unarmed blacks were killed by white South African police 0 Showed interconnectedness of black people I Blacks in the US rediscover that they have in common with black people across the world I Inspired by all the movements Black Press 0 Important I Black perspective of the news I Shows the difference between race 0 Has potential to change the power of America 0 Creates global consciousness
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