Oct 5th 1869 First Reconstruction legislature (27 Blacks, 150 whites) met in Richmond, Virginia.
1 of the most important meetings where again our political destiny was fumbled , Land, independence, and Nationality should of been our decision was it these blacks faught or was it Fear or Dyseducation or just plain personal agendas to fit in a society that didn’t want them ?
The window soon slammed shut the virulent racism of Jim crow erased the freedmens hard gains and reduced them and their descendants to second class citizenship for nearly another century …
In Richmond there were 17 farmers, 16 ministers, nine shoe makers, eight teachers, six lawyers, three blacksmith, two brick masons, one boatman, one delegate of Haitian descent one bilingual..
The Failure of Reconstruction… The ruins of Richmond, Virginia after the American Civil War, newly freedmans/blacks, voting for the first time in 1867….
The failure of Reconstruction
Land distribution was fraud and land took back from freed slaves and the 13th 14th 15th amendments were Tricknology/Trick Knowledge ( Re-Enslavement)
Another issue of Reconstruction, the integration of freed slaves into society, also shows the unsuccessful nature of Reconstruction. There were several promising times during Reconstruction when progress was made for freed African Americans. The first was the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments guaranteeing African Americans certain civil liberties. Also, 14 African Americans were elected to Congress and numerous others served in state and local governments. However, the rise of the Klu Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups, in combination with the Black Codes, began to intimidate freed slaves and push back their civil liberties. Also, in the Slaughterhouse Cases, U.S. v. Cruikshank, and U.S. v. Reese, the Supreme Court helped severely limit the rights of African Americans. In addition, the sharecropping system, especially the crop-lien system, placed many African Americans into positions of indebtedness, reminiscent of the dependence of slavery. Thus, there were hopes of freedom, but “the Yankees… let us [African Americans] be put back in slavery again.” Partly due to the failure of Reconstruction to provide racial equality, African Americans would be free but oppressed, second-class citizens well into the 20th century.
Reconstruction after the Civil War was a failure. The North was at odds and distracted over how the effort should be addressed and thus did not effectively rebuild the South and bring it back into the Union. Also, although for a time it appeared as if the freed slaves would become equal with whites, racism was allowed to pervade into society. Therefore, as seen in the ineffective efforts to bring the South back into the Union as a healthy equal to the North, Reconstruction also failed to successfully integrate freed slaves into society.
Haki Kweli Shakur 10-5-51ADM August Third Collective NAPLA NAIM
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