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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Social Studies Chapter 18 Lesson 3
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What did Reconstruction governments begin to create public schools in the South for both races?
What percentage of white children attended school in the South by the 1870s?
What percentage of black children attended school in the South by the 1870s?
What is an academy?
a school or college for special training
What did these academies in the South created by Northerners grow into?
network of colleges and universities for African Americans
What does integrate mean?
to unite, or to blend into a united whole
What does it mean if a school is integrated?
both white and African Americans students attend
Were integration laws enforced?
no; few states had laws requiring schools to be integrated
What could African Americans do with their own land?
enable them to support their families
How did African Americans buy land?
Freedmen's Bank and work on farms owned by whites
What is sharecropping?
system of farming in which a farmer works land for an owner who provides equipment and seeds and receives a share of the crop
What did landowners do that left sharecroppers with almost nothing to support themselves?
demanded an unfairly large percentage of crops
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