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Imagine a time and place where no one is equal Colored people have to drink from different water fountains those who were poorer are not allowed to be involved with those who were wealthier than them As a matter of fact if one was different they are shunned by society In a perfect world people would rejoice in each one anothers happiness but this isnt a perfect world nor was it in the 1930s The Southern states were an area of archaic imported romanticism Erisman p1 People of the south disliked anyone who was different from them Even people of the same race or caste often disliked one another There was fighting between races Some white groups had hatred for other white group that may be mediocre or inferior to them as did the blacks Those who fitted the dominant raceBloom pxii were depicted as the whites Inconsequently the whites clearly expect deferential behavior of the blacks Erisman p2 The colored men were also treated much more harshly and cruelly In prayer and church the Negroes worshiped in it on Sundays and white men gambled in it on weekdays Lee p118 The one single document that some believed was the cause of all of these prejudices was known as the Emancipation Proclamation On January 1 1863 US President Abraham Lincoln issued the document referred to as the Emancipation Proclamation ordering that all slaves be freed The Proclamation marked a radical departure in policy but reflected the overwhelming public sentiment in the NorthEmancipation Proclamation Encarta About 3 million people were freed by the terms of the document which is regarded as one of the most important state documents of the United States Another prejudice of the 1930s in the south was the hate group known as the Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan is secret terrorist organization that originated in the southern states during the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War and
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