02_21[1] - Notes The early 20th century saw a huge shift in...

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Notes The early 20 th century saw a huge shift in African-Americans moving from the South to the North Lynching Illegal violence used against African-Americans Justified by white men needing to rise up their ‘oppression’ by the black man Murder done by white man to African-American men 1885—1900: 2500 lynchings Used to kill black man who broke the social code Plessy vs. Ferguson – “Separate but Equal” 1886: Plessy vs. Ferguson Very light-skinned man purposefully sat in front of segregated streetcar in Louisiana No one talked to him or told him to move but he turned himself in and was arrested for breaking segregation laws Lawyers argued that no one could tell the difference and no harm was done Supreme court ignored arguments and stated “separate but equal” doctrine Louisiana passes a law for whites to right in front and blacks to ride in back African-American Response to Segregation Resilience (hanging on to whatever they had left for as long as they could)
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course HIST 1310 taught by Professor Marshall during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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02_21[1] - Notes The early 20th century saw a huge shift in...

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