AAH Mid2 - Kalisse Richardson Survey of African American...

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Kalisse Richardson Survey of African American History II March 5, 2008 MIDTERM The era following Reconstruction has widely been referred to as the “nadir.” Using specific references, explain why this term was applied to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. What specific problems arose during this era? Also, detail some of the responses to these problems (i.e. emigrationism, accomodationism and civil rights advocacy) and the major proponents of each of these approaches. The period following Reconstruction was commonly referred to as the “nadir” because it marked a pivotal moment in United State history. It was categorized as the lowest point or rapid erosion of constitutional rights in the country. This was a period in American history that there were little to no rights for African American citizens. Many Black citizens were treated lower than animals. The rights that were acquired during Reconstruction, abolition, and the enactment of the Emanication Proclomation, were quickly pushed aside and series of hate crimes ensued. All across the
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