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New South

Atlanta Compromise Speech speech by Booker T. Washington which called for blacks to become proficient in agriculture, mechanics, and commerce, and for whites to trust blacks and provide opportunities for them to be successful economically.
Bourbon Triumvirate 3 powerful Georgia politicians who dominated Georgia politics for over 20 years.
convict lease system a system that provided convict labor to private parties such as railroad companies or plantation owners.
International Cotton Exposition series of 3 large events established Atlanta's growth &industrial capabilities & to lure Northern investment to the region.
New Democrats another name for the Independent Democrats.
New South period after Reconstruction where political and community leaders in the South sought to diversify GA's economy & bring Northern technology and/or investments into the state.
Populist Party made up of farmers that were hostile to banks, railroads, and social elites.
Rural Free Delivery Act provided free mail delivery to rural areas of the country.
Atlanta Race Riot caused by economic competition & false newspaper accounts of African American men attacking white women.
disenfranchisement to deprive a person the right to vote or rights of citizenship
grandfather clause said if a person's father could vote before the Civil War they would be able to vote as well
Jim Crow Laws created by state legislators to deny African Americans citizenship rights
literacy test required voters to take a reading and writing test in order to vote; this prevented poor blacks and whites from voting
poll tax required voters to pay a fee in order to vote
separate-but-equal Supreme Court ruling that legalized racial segregation as long as the facilities were equally funded
white primary tactic used in GA to prevent African Americans from voting in the Democratic Party
Created by: Bense8