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CHAPTER 8 – LIFE AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY MR. ALLEN U.S. HISTORY.

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1 CHAPTER 8 – LIFE AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY MR. ALLEN U.S. HISTORY

2 CHAPTER 8.3 – SEGREGATION AND DISCRIMINATION After Reconstruction, African Americans started a long fought battle to overcome discrimination. For at least 10 years after the end of Reconstruction, African Americans in the South continued to vote and occasionally hold political office. Until the turn of the century, where states adopted legal policies of racial discrimination

3 VOTING RESTRICTIONS Literacy tests Varied difficulty of questions by white pols Poll tax – hurt poor Blacks Grandfather Clause – 1/1/1867 – father or grandfather could vote

4 Plessy v Ferguson Supreme court ruled that separation of races in public accommodations was legal and did not violate the 14 th amendment Separate but equal – segregated facilities for blacks and whites as long as equal service is provided.

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6 Blacks who did not follow the racial etiquette could face severe punishment or death Between1882 and 1892, more than 1400 African-American men and women were shot, burned or hanged without trial in the South

7 The reverse of separate but equal happens on a train, when a drunken white passenger is thrown in the negro car.


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