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The New South

Defining Terms

Crop-lien system Arrangement in which sharecroppers promised their crops to merchants in exchange for supplies on credit.
poll taxes Taxes A person has to pay in order to vote.
literacy tests Tests used to prevent people who could not read from voting.
segregation Separation of people by category, usually race.
Who is Madame C. J. Walker? Explain how she was able to do what she did. She was one of the first African American women to become a millionaire. She had developed a hair conditioner in the attic of her home. She made about $100,000 per year after introducing it to the world.
Name 5 examples of Jim Crow Laws. The following...
Example 1 No different raced kids shall be able to play together.
Example 2 There shall be separate schools for kids each race. No colored kid shall be in a school with white.
Example 3 Trains or any other transportation should have colored and white just separated.
Example 4 No Colored and white man should be able to play cards, dice, domino, nor checkers.
Example 5 No full race or half of a different race shall be voided.
Provide 3 or more real signs that are representative of the Jim Crow Laws. Following...
Example 1 a sign for the bathrooms would say < White Colored> To separate the two races.
Example 2 They would have signs for parking. *Whites park here* *Colored park here*
Example 3 If there are different part in a building for colored and white they would put up signs saying COLORED > or WHITES>
Describe the court case Plessy v. Ferguson. Homer Plessy couldn't sit first class in a railway cart. Which brought in the 13th Amendment which could not be violated.
How did the Jim Crow Laws and the Plessy v. Ferguson case affect African Americans in the South? African Americans made their way up to middle class they were doctors, workers, teachers, and lawyers. They started businesses, aid societies, churches, and built schools.
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