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01.06 Face of Freedom


Alaina Cambria

on 8 September 2014

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Transcript of 01.06 Face of Freedom

"Explain how freedoms for African Americans were socially, politically, and economically limited from 1865 to 1900?"

Your response should consist of at least three paragraphs including one paragraph for each of the following:
social limitations
political limitations
economic limitations
You should also include at least one person, term, or event from the lesson in each paragraph.

Political Limitations
African American did not just face social limitations but also political ones. They had their own set of laws called “black laws”, these laws made it illegal for them to carry around weapons. They could not serve on juries or testify in court against whites. Blacks were not allowed to marry white citizens or travel without permits. They had to take a literacy test and had to pay a poll tax before they could even vote.
Economic Limitations
The economic limitation for the African Americans was very discriminatory in the what is known as "the nadir of American race relations" time period. They had a very hard time getting hired for jobs because of their race and if they did get hired they got paid less than the white men/women did for doing the same job. It was very hard for them to make good money because they were turned down from any high class businesses. They were also the first ones fired when business slowed down. Many Africa American own sharecropped and if they did own they would get ripped off from the white framers.

Social Limitations
African American had to face many social limitations. They had different schools to go to than the whites, and in the rare situation they did go to a school with the whites they would be treated different many schools just out every black in one classroom while whites had multiple. Different sitting areas on buses, public bathrooms and water fountain were other public utilities that were taken away from blacks. The worst social limitation they had to face with was public humiliation from a group called the Klu Klux Klan, a terrorist group devoted to white supremacy.
By: Alaina Cambria
01.06 Face of Freedom
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