Effect of the War on African Americans
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EXTRA, EXTRA! EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION HAS BEEN RELEASED
This is a step towards gaining equal rights back!
Black soldiers were thought to be a good idea, and then the most famous movement of an African American Draft was the 54th Massachusetts Regiment happened.
African Americans still faced racism. They were given poor weapons and jobs such as digging holes during the war.
I hate that I'm the one who has to dig this hole...
They still faced racism and harassment from the white soldiers.
Please don't sir! Please don't hit me again!
Black soldiers were paid as laborers, not soldiers.
Soon, congress voted to equalize pay for black soldiers and white soldiers.
Yay! Thank you! Thank you!
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