Change and Continuity
Today, African Americans are treated much more equally, however there are still issues. Due to the influence of the older generations, we are still not as accepting as we should be. Today's youth are making progress toward racial equality, but we still have a long way to go. Everyone is benefiting from this change, but the change is not yet complete and until it is there is not as much of a benefit as everyone would like to believe.
Through Their Eyes
African Americans in the 1920s still did not have all of their freedoms. Groups like the KKK prevented them from being ordinary citizens. When World War I broke out and men left to fight they saw an opportunity to get out of the south to the more accepting north, where they could possibly make a name for themselves and get a decently paying job. In order to succeed, it would have been best if they fit with the majority group, which was white and protestant, but some of the African Americans succeeded anyway. They made contributions to the arts in the Harlem Renaissance.