Sunday, October 2, 2011

Positive and Negative. The Transition from American Slavery to the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama

The pictures I have chosen for this particular project is one that represents a negative view of African Americans and one that represents someone who is of the same race but has become a powerful man.

During the civil war a large majority of African Americans were worked as slaves. They had no rights as American citizens. These slaves had 'owners'.
Once the Civil War had began, it was made easier for slaves to stop working as they had become recognised citizens.

The Civil War was an easy route for the slaves' freedom as they played a vital role in the war. The War however wasn't the end of the fight towards freedom.
The slaves then had to engage in a violent revolution and they won their freedom and independence, establishing Haiti, the world’s first Black republic.

Which then brings us forward to the present day. In 2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African American to be nominated as president.
In 2009 Barack Obama is the very first African American to become president and the 44th President of the United States of America.

The overall point being, African Americans were seen as a minority and then represented as a powerful leader.

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