Ending the Isolation FINAL

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The purpose of this study is to expand the boundaries of our knowledge by exploring some relevant facts and figures related to the history of African-Americans. Historically, blacks in America referred to themselves as African. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the term African American did not exist. This group was referred to themselves simply as Africans. For example, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, formed in the late 18th century, used the term African to describe black people. In

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Ending the IsolationJanice KetchumHIS204: American History Since 1865 (GSN1208F)Kenneth AdderleyMarch 26, 2012Ending the isolationThe purpose of this study is to expand the boundaries of our knowledge by exploring some relevant facts and figures related to the history of African-Americans. Historically, blacks in America referred to themselves as African. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the term African American did not exist. This group was referred to themselves simply as Africans. For example, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, formed in the late 18th century, used the term African to describe black people. In this paper, the author will examine the struggle of African-American against discrimination, isolation, and segregation to attain equality and civil rights (Charles, 2007). U.S. history is marked by instances of racial inequality. For the first 89 years of the nation's history, the practice of slavery was completely legal in many parts of the country. Black slaves with few or no legal rights toiled in the fields of their masters, facing harsh punishment if they misbehaved. After slavery was finally abolished throughout the U.S. in 1865, many states continued to segregate public places, enforcing separate "White Only" and "Colored Only" bathrooms, drinking fountains and swimming pools (Gatewood, 2000).During the 1800s and 1900s, a lot of people would say they were kind of African Americans isolated and on their own when it came

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