No more Race Relations
Slavery in America
Slaves in America were treated poorly. Slaves would usually work from sunrise to sunset and got few hours of sleep. Slaves would get fed a to small amount of food for the day. They usually got fed only once a day but sometimes they got a small breakfast. They also lived in poor conditions their owners would usually provide them with stick-like cabins with a dirt floor. There were usually many cracks in the walls so all the cold air could get in. If a slave was to misbehave or do something wrong the slave would be harshly punished by their owner. They could be whipped, maybe even to death, hanged, starved, beaten, burned, or even imprisoned for doing something the owner did not like.
It took until 1865 for slavery to be illegal in the United States with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The north won the war in 1865 forcing the southern states that left the Union to rejoin. Congress and the states all voted and made slavery illegal in the United states. All slaves in the house became free. Some of them left their plantations now that they were free and some of them moved up north to work on railroads or clean houses.
Improve Race Relations
The legacy of slavery has contributed to these racial tensions today. The United States of America does not want anyone to forget about our contribution towards slavery. This is because the government and most people in the world do not want slavery to reoccur. We also can not forget because slavery has always been around so its not hard for us to find out about it. Another reason slavery is so hard for our country to forget is because there are racial slurs against all sorts of races and African Americans happen to be one of the races. People make fun of blacks for the way their ancestors were treated.
My idea to improve race relations in America is to create a museum. This museum would improve racial tensions all throughout america. In my museum I will have different sections. section one will be named "Racism sucks" and in this sections will be paintings, pictures, essays, etc about or by famous people from all different races and how they died do to racism. section two will be called " No one can stop racism.. except YOU!" and in this section there will be pictures and stories about people and famous people that have done something nice or helped someone of another race in some way. In this section you will also be aloud to write down your own story and put in on the wall!
This is my idea to improve racial tensions in america.
Martin Luther King Jr.
This picture is when Martin Luther King Jr. was giving his famous "I have a dream Speech". He may not know it but this speech truly changed the world.
Rosa Parks is a lady who changed the way black people were treated after slavery was illegal. She would not move out of her bus seat for a white person and got arrested for it.
Barack Obama was the United states first Black president and it has changed our nations views.