After the war, African-Americans were excited to start their new lives. Actually doing it was harder than they expected. First, many white people carried racist attitudes and refused to change. They wouldn’t give African-Americans jobs and sometimes actively hurt or even killed them. And, African-Americans lacked education and skills. They needed a fresh start.
Questions and Answers
Question: Why did the white people hate the black people so much?
Answer: That is a good question. For generations, they’d been taught that white people were better than black people. They believed that black people weren’t as intelligent or as capable. If they had seen black people as people deserving of respect and value, they wouldn’t have been able to enslave them like they did. Their attitudes allowed them to justify their behavior to themselves.
Read an article about black homesteaders.
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