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A Step Backward

A Step Backwards for Civil Rights

Jim Crow Laws laws passed in the South calling for segregation
separate-but-equal doctrine doctrine that said public places could be separate by race, but they had to be equal
lynching occurs when a mob of people murder someone, usually by hanging
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) an organization that worked for the rights of African Americans
disfranchise take away the right to vote
white primary Dem. Party rule that its primaries for statewide offices would be open to whites only
grandfather clause allowed a man to register to vote if they fought or was a descendant of someone that fought in the Civil War
prejudice an irrational hostility toward another person
anti-Semitism anti-Jewish prejudice
commute to change a prison sentence
segregation separation of blacks and whites
Booker T. Washington leader of African American community, born into slavery, first leader of Tuskegee Institute
Ku Klux Klan white supremacy group
W.E.B. DuBois African American leader who proposed sending the "Talented Tenth" to college for a liberal arts education
Great Migration massive movement of African Americans from south to north
Homer Plessy challenged Louisiana law that segregated blacks and whites on railroad cars
Created by: Bense8