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Major divisions of human kind, having distinct physical characteristics.
Belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
The interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types.
Action of setting someone or thing apart from other people or things.
Jim Crow laws
Former practice of segregation of black people in the U.S.
gave former slaves citizenship, same rights and privileges and equal protection of the law.
Right to vote.
System of agriculture in which a landowner allows a tenant to use the land in return for a share of the crops produced on their portion of the land.
Laws passed intending to restrict African Americans' freedom and compelling them to work in a labor economy based on low wages or debt.
ku Klux Klan
A secret organization of white Americans, mainly in the South, who used violence against blacks, Jews and other minority groups.
An American Louisiana creole of color, plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson.
any form of violence used to intimidate another group, usually a hanging without any kind of trial.
Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience
time period that began during the Civil War and ended in 1877, attempt to rebuild the South and integrate newly freed slaves into society.
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