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Week 8 Response With reconstruction’s end and in a period of the Nadir, African Americans struggled with everyday life as the South established its Jim crow era of de jure and de facto segregation. The constitution was blind to race, but whites used every chance to disenfranchise and oppress African Americans of any economic opportunities to reach a point of destitution and hopelessness among multi generational homes. The Plessy vs Ferguson case demonstrated the falsehood of the equality in “separate but equal” declaration, legalizing segregation. Democratic Redeemers sought plans like the Mississippi plan to disenfranchise blacks through poll taxes, literacy tests and threat of violence from whites. Educational opportunities for young African American children faded as funding for public education was cut. Manuel labor was all
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