“Black people have to understand, it’s not your america. Yes slavery was abolished but….
After the emancipation proclamation, a conflict between presidential rivals Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tildon emerged once again being the fate of the black man.
Since the emancipation the north had placed troops in the south to prevent the whites from kidnapping the freed blacks and placing them back onto their plantations.
The U.S. even had the Bundy militia back then violating the constitution.
After 13 years this so called reconstruction, whites all over the U.S. north and south have grown tired and angry of fighting with each other over the rights of their ex-slave property.
So both the republican and democratic parties convened at the Warmly Hotel in Washington D.C. to resolve the conflict. On February 26th 1877, a deal was struck that would profoundly affect the course of history for black people in Amerikkka.
Cotton back then being as valuable as oil is today, all members of both the Republican and Democratic parties voted that the country’s’ need for cotton required that blacks be returned to virtual slavery and as a result, blacks were assigned to a permanent, political, social and economic inferiority in regards to work, home and property ownership which affects their inability to obtain loans for starting businesses and obtaining an education for their children having no collateral. (Institutional Racism)”
The Compromise of 1877 was a purported informal, unwritten deal that settled the intensely disputed 1876 U.S. presidential election, pulled federal troops out of state politics in the South, and ended the Reconstruction Era. Through the Compromise, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was awarded the White House over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden on the understanding that Hayes would remove the federal troops whose support was essential for the survival of Republican state governments in South Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. The compromise involved Democrats who controlled the House of Representatives allowing the decision of the Electoral Commission to take effect. The outgoing president, Republican Ulysses S. Grant, removed the soldiers from Florida. As president, Hayes removed the remaining troops in South Carolina and Louisiana. As soon as the troops left, many white Republicans also left and the “Redeemer” Democrats took control. What exactly happened is somewhat contested as the documentation is scanty. Black Republicans felt betrayed as they lost power and were disenfranchised in the coming decades.