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4.4 The New South

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Sharecropping A system under which a farmer worked a parcel of land in return for a share of the crop, a cabin, seed, tools, and a mule.
Crop-lien system Farmers had to promise their crops to local merchants who then sold them goods in credit. Any outstanding debts were added to their bills the following year.
poll taxes Fixed taxes imposed on every voter.
literacy tests Tests that barred those who couldn’t read from voting.
segregation Separation of the races.
Who is Madame C. J. Walker? Explain how she was able to do what she did. She was one of the first female millionaires in the United States. She was an African American entrepreneur who sold homemade hair care. She donated her business profits to African American causes such as building new schools.
Name 5 examples of Jim Crow Laws. Use your book and computer to find the examples. 1.Separate railroad cars for African Americans. 2.Separation in public locations (cemeteries, parks, etc…) 3.Prohibited African Americans from riding on “whites only” railway cars. (Continued)
Name 5 examples of Jim Crow Laws. Use your book and computer to find the examples. 4.White female nurses aren’t required to nurse in wards that contained African American men. 5.Interracial marriages shall be considered void and were prohibited.
Provide 3 or more real signs that are representative of the Jim Crow Laws. Separation between races. Separate seats in trains and buses. Prohibition of interracial marriages.
Describe the court case Plessy v. Ferguson. Again, use your books and computers to explain this court case. An African American man, Homer Plessy, was denied a seat in a first-class railroad car.
How did the Jim Crow Laws and the Plessy v. Ferguson case affect African Americans in the South? It allowed "Separate but equal", or segregation, to become law in the United States. This allowed places to be separated into "Whites Only" and "Blacks Only".
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