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This paper provides a literature review of African American politics in the U.S. from Emancipation and Reconstruction through contemporary times. Included is a discussion of the ways Blacks have been disenfranchised and marginalized throughout history with respect to social, economic and political parity with whites.
From the Paper:"Educator and statesman Ralph Bunche proclaimed; "Every man in the street, white, black, red or yellow, knows that this is the land of the free and the cradle of liberty. (Foner) Unfortunately, a review of African-American politics and the Black experience in American history put the lie to Bunche's proclamation. Directly after the Civil War, emancipated slaves who were primarily poor and uneducated, represented a problem that loomed large for politicians, according to Unger. Despite ratification of the..."
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African-American Politics (2008, December 01) Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/african-american-politics-121728/
"African-American Politics" 01 December 2008. Web. 20 January. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/african-american-politics-121728/>