Contract Labor System
Workers sign a year's labor in return for fixed wages.
System in which landowners leased a few acres of land to farmworkers in return for a portion of their crops.
Threats and intimidation of Blacks by the Ku Klux Klan
What obstacles confronted African Americans in the terms of civil rights?
Amendment that stated citizens cannot be denied the right to vote because of race, color , or precious condition of servitude.
Ku Klux Klan Act
1871, this act allowed Congress to act against terrorist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan and outlawed Klan activity.
Poll Taxes, Literacy Tests, Grandfather clauses.
How did Conservative Southerners weaken Republican and Black political strength?
Jim Crow laws
Laws designed to enforce segregation of blacks from whites.
Plessy v. Ferguson
Supreme court ruled that segregation public places facilities were legal as long as the facilities were equal.
Pap Singleton's Exodusters
Former slave had effort to leave the South for the sake of his race. Led group of blacks to Kansas.
Booker T. Washington
A black political leader who emphasizes economic (not political) advancement.
Ida B. Wells
African American Journalists that publicize the injustice.