Race Relations

Alissa Mcnair

Summary

* Half of black African Americans were out of work when great deprssion occured.

* Although most African Americans traditionally voted Republican, the election of of President Frankilin Roosevelt began to change voting patterns.

* When the U.S. entered World War 2 labor leader A. Philip Randolph threatened to organize a march on Washington to protest job discrimination in the militarty and other defense related activitis.

* NAACP stands for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

* Racial violence again became more common especially in the South Lynchings which had declined to eight in 1932, surged to 28 in 1933.

PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT

President Roosevelt began to chage voting patterns. He entertained African American visistors at the White House and was known to have a number of black advisors. Roosevelt's legislative program the new deal greatly expanded the role of the federal government in American society. His New Deal incorporated more radical political ideas that became popular during the Great Depression. Roosevelt also lead the United States in the Great Depression and World War 2.

Event List

1932- Approximately half of black americans were out of work.

1933- Racial violence again became more commonespecially in South Lynchigs.

1939- World War 2 began and didn't end until 1945.


Biblography

"Race During the Great Depression - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress." Race During the Great Depression - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2014.