10 - AMH2020 I Jim Crow Laws A legalized segregation 1 de...

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AMH2020 2/18/10 I. Jim Crow Laws A. legalized segregation 1. de jure- by law-legal 2. disenfranchise- blacks not permitted to vote 3. nadir- the low point of racial relations 4. Plessy vs Ferguson 1896. a) case brought to supreme court challenging legal segreg- ation in Louisiana on the railroads b) rules that plessy has no legal limit, “separate but equal” c) this doesn’t violate the 14th amendment d) one victory for white supremacy in the south 5. 1898 Williams vs Mississippi a) mr williams challenge the fact that he has been disen- franchised by state of Mississippi b) challenges the 15th amendment c) Williams loses. d) in order to vote (1) poll taxes (2) literacy tests (3) grandfather clause (4) 8 box rule 6. this takes away right to vote from more than just non- whites. poor whites, or people that can’t read.
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a) b/c these laws don’t mention race technically they are legal. 7. W. E. B DuBois a) harvard education b) he says education should be for higher learning, need to learn to encourage our minds, higher education called
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