Student’s name Instructor’s name Subject Date Post-Slavery South the Redemption of Southern States and the Rise of White Supremacy White supremacy is an ideology that stems from the belief and premise which advocates and puts white persons at a higher ranking compared to individuals from other racial and ethnical background. According to the ideology white people are believed to possess superior traits features attributes and characteristics which gives them the authority to control non-white people in all spheres; economically socially and politically. In 1888 Henry Woodfin Grady an orator and journalist asserted "the supremacy of the white race of the South must be maintained forever and the domination of the negro race resisted at all points and at all hazards because the white race is the superior race... [This declaration] shall run forever with the blood that feeds Anglo-Saxon hearts." (Myrdal Sterner and Rose 138) His statement is still Washington advised the black community to be accommodative to white oppression and acknowledge the fact that whites were superior. He insisted that the whites and blacks had to remain socially separate but co-exist mutually (Litwack and Meier 267). The Atlanta Compromise speech where he asked the whites to provide jobs and education for blacks stands out as the event that makes him be remembered today. To him social equality was of less importance to the black populace. References Du Bois W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. Print. Fredrickson George M. White Supremacy. New York: Oxford University Press 1981. Print. Litwack Leon F and August Meier. Black Leaders Of The Nineteenth Century. Urbana: University of Illinois Press 1988. Print. Myrdal Gunnar Richard Sterner and Arnold M Rose. An American Dilemma. New York: Harper & brothers 1944. Print. Silcox-Jarrett Diane. Charlotte Hawkins Brown. Winston-Salem N.C.: Bandit Books 1995. Print. [...]
The supremacy of the White race of the south must be maintained forever …. because the white race is the superior race.” Discuss this statement. Include in the discussion a definition of white supremacy and specific examples of practices. Show how white supremacy regained a foothold in the south from the 1890s through the first decade of the 20th Century. Cite specific examples. Discuss how the following African Americans responded to the renewed racism and violence. 1. Charlotte Hawkins Brown 2. W.E.B. DuBois 3. Isaiah T. Montgomery 4. Booker T. Washington Students must identify a minimum of five specific examples of practices of white supremacy, outlined four major points in the resurgence of white supremacy, discussed the responses of all four African Americans.