Jamshidov Intro to Black Politics Professor C. Wambu March 2, 2017 Unit 2: Francis D. Adams and Barry Sanders: Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African- American in White Man’s Land: 1619-2000 Plessy v. Ferguson: Harper Collins: NY. NY 2003; Chap. 9 Chapter nine of “The Exclusion of African-American in White Man’s Land” talks about the time period from late 19 th to mid-20 th century about the African Americans who were segregated mostly in the United States. One way that this reading is relevant to Unit two is that it has a lot of examples of how the constitution did not protect African American rights. One of the most important ideas that this reading talks about is that the 14 th Amendment, giving citizenship to African Americans meaning they could vote, was created in late 18 th century, but up until the early 20 th century African Americans had a hard time voting. In the southern states, to prevent African Americans from voting, states created literacy tests that required people to be able to read to vote, background check for arrests and secret ballots to confuse people. All this was
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