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3. How do you reconcile the fervent commitment of the North to the abolition of slavery with its seeming postwar apathy toward blacks? As mentioned above, laws were more strict in the states of the Deep South. In general, these laws made it illegal for blacks to speak disrespectfully to whites or to speak out of turn in any conversation. Blacks were required to remove their hats and stand at attention when whites passed. If a black person met a white woman on a sidewalk, he or she was expected to step aside and allow the white woman to pass.
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington became famous when his jazz band played before white audiences at the Cotton Club in Harlem in the late 1920s. ) But Ellington was more than just a bandleader; he was an accomplished pianist, composer, and arranger, as well. He wrote a number of songs, such as “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” that are still played and enjoyed today. Louis Armstrong gained fame with his trumpet. He was also a singer and bandleader. ”Armstrong brought his famous trumpet north and achieved international fame.
C) granting equal employment opportunities to African Americans. 13. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was reluctant to support a strong antilynching bill because (a) he feared antagonizing southern members of Congress who could block his New Deal programs. (b) he disliked African Americans. (c) he did not believe lynching was a widespread problem. 14. An African American newspaper editor who worked to end lynchings in America was (a) W. E. B. Du Bois. (b) Langston Hughes. Wells. 15. When World War I began,African American men (a) showed little interest.