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  1. Segregation and Social Tensions Chapter 7 Section 1

  2. What is Segregation? • Amendments to the Constitution • 13th-Freed slaves • 14th-Gave slaves citizenship • 15th-Gave slaves the right to vote • 1876 Jim Crow laws passed • Keep whites and African Americans separated

  3. I. Voting • Southern states tried to prevent it • Poll Tax • Pay a fee to vote • Literacy Test • If you can read, you can vote

  4. Voting (cont’d) • Grandfather Clause • If your grandfather could vote, you could too • Whites and members of KKK would prevent African Americans from voting with violence

  5. Plessy v Ferguson (1896) • “Separate but equal” • South Carolina spent $14 for every white student to $3 for every African American student

  6. Who Opposed Jim Crow Booker T. Washington W.E.B. Du Bois • Take time • Assimilate • Vocational Schools • Demand rights now • Get full equality • Formal Education

  7. Who Opposed Jim Crow 2 • Ida B. Wells • Ran “Free Speech” • Used the Press • Condemned Lynching

  8. Video • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTmheQd8UR8