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4.4 The New South

The New South

Sharecropping Share Cropping enabled planters to get their lands worked when they did not have enough cash to pay laborers.
Crop-lien system An arrangement in which sharecroppers promised their crops to merchants in exchange for supplies on credit.
poll taxes fixed taxes on every voter
literacy tests Tests that barred those who could not read from voting.
segregation Separation of races
Who is Madame C. J. Walker? Explain how she was able to do what she did. A leading African american entrepreneur, was one of the first women in the united states to become a millionaire. With her life savings of 1.50 she opened a hair salon in her attc.
Name 5 examples of Jim Crow Laws. Use your book and computer to find the examples. Marriage, Toilets, schools, prison ,and burial.
Provide 3 or more real signs that are representative of the Jim Crow Laws. There were drinking fountains that pointed to colored or whites, People said they have the right to refuse service if they wish, and they all said that there could only be whites or only be colored.
Describe the court case Plessy v. Ferguson. Again, use your books and computers to explain this court case. A lawsuit brought in 1896 after african american Homer Plessy was denied a seat in a first-class railway car.
How did the Jim Crow Laws and the Plessy v. Ferguson case affect African Americans in the South? Previous It affected their rights the african americans rights because they were given different railway cars and other stuff that was worse than what the whites had.
Created by: Luke Rasberry