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Unformatted text preview: HIS 125 week 5 due day 7 Jasmyne Carson During the years of eighteen sixty five and nineteen forty five African Americans were treated very poorly. Many of their rights were taken away. Their rights were taken away from them by what is now known as Jim Crow laws. Jim Crow laws were started not long after the civil war ended and it continued to be a major threat to African Americans lives. Many Africans were lynched because of the laws. The government back then did little to nothing to put an end to the racial laws. Political activists such as Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, and even W.E.B. Dubois risked their lives for condemnation of the Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow laws reminded people of a bitter period in history where the black people were segregated from the white people. Directly after the civil war had ended, the southern states started passing black laws that were made to limit the freedom of black people. The black laws were called illegal by the government later on....
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course ALL all taught by Professor All during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10