AFRICAN AMERICAN PRIDE
Being of African American descent has shaped my personal identity and made me who I am through the adversities that the African American ethnic group was faced with.
Since the times of slavery in the 1400 my ancestors have been paving the way so that I can be the strong woman I am. Learning about how strong my ancestors were during these times of being taken from their families, beaten, killed and raped have shown me that I can’t give up when I feel like quitting. It’s also helped me to go through life knowing that no matter what my situation is there is someone who has gone through worse. There struggle through this era has allowed me to be able to do whatever I want, go wherever I want when I want and not be a prisoner to someone and walk in fear.
World War I was a big milestone for African Americans. During this time African Americans developed a cultural movement called the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem renaissance was a way for African Americans to find new ways to explore literature, music, drama, and dance. I’m able to read from great poets like Langston Hughes and listen to music by Billy Holliday and it has also given me the opportunity to do something that I love and that is taking dance lessons and performing drama on stage.
For many years African Americans were discriminated on because of their race. They were not allowed to attend public schools with Caucasian people or eat in the same restaurants. They created boycotts and rallies to make changes in this process. In 1954 the Supreme Court had a unanimous vote in the ruling of what is known as the Brown vs. Board of Education case. The vote ruled that separate educational facilities are inherently y unequal. As a result of their efforts I can attend any public school college or university that I choose. Not only do I have the right to attend schools and get the same education that was extended to other race s but I had the opportunity to attend Morgan State...