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Gilded Age-African-Americans during the Gilded Age #7
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African Americans during the Gilded Age
conditions were not much better than slavery
landless farmers who had to hand over portion of crops to cover cost of rent, seed, tools.
mass migration of African-American from the rural south to Kansas.
An attempt to
escape from the harsh discrimination in the south.
Colored Farmers National Alliance
*Similar to farmers alliance
*Then joined the populism party
gives African-Americans the right to vote.
Did not prevent states from
making literacy or ownership of property a requirement to vote.
impose restrictions that barred nearly all African-Americans from voting
the payment of a poll tax
*Very difficult to pass even if you could read
more leniant towards whites
allowed men to vote if he had an ancestor on the voting polls in 1867
seperation of the races
Happened in the North and South
In the south
it was enforced by law
Jim Crow Laws
statutes enforcing segregation
African-American man arrested for riding in a "whites only" railroad car.
Supreme court case
Plessy vs. Ferguson
Seperate but equal is ok
Executions without proper court proceedings
Usually for someone who violated a racial custom
Ida B. Wells
Wrote about the horrors of lynching
for newspapers, wrote books