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Discrimination and Segregation during the 'Gilded Age"

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Melany Rivera Pena

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Transcript of Discrimination and Segregation during the 'Gilded Age"

W.E.B DuBois'
point of view
Booker T's point of view
The way to equality was through education and economic success.
Accepted social separation of black people and white people.
Education was meaningless without equality.
Supported political equality for black people by helping form the NAACP.
#4: Washington's philosophies supported class division.
Discrimination and Segregation During
The Gilded Age

By: Hassan N. and Melany
Ku Klux Klan
Court System
The Great Migration
Works Cited
Jim Crow Laws
An organization
created to
reestablish white
supremacy through intimidation and crimes against African Americans
Ida B. Wells
Plessy v. Ferguson

Homer Plessy was jailed for sitting in a "White only" train car due to the Separate Car Act in Louisiana.
The case reached the Supreme Court and they decided that having separate facilities for blacks and whites were constitutional as long as they were equal.
Led an anti-lynching campaign throughout the South.
Called on the Federal Government to take action
Also active in Women's Suffrage Movement
Jim Crow Laws: A series of anti-black laws that acted as a legal form of discrimination
"Black Codes": Laws that were intended to restrict the freedoms of African Americans and force them to continue working in the South.

Both were primarily enforced in the South, however, some aspects of the Jim Crow Laws were enforced in the North.
Jim Crow Laws (cont.)

The Ruling:
implied that segregation did not violate the 14th amendment
demonstrated that African Americans could not look to the courts to protect their rights
Segregation and discrimination were one of the few reasons why historians believed that the Gilded Age was "outwardly showy, but inwardly corrupt"
Many started to believe that the courts should be responsible for protecting the right of African Americans.
Between 1910 - 1970, African Americans started migrating to the North in search of jobs, equality, and escape from poverty.
Was one of the reasons why the Industrial Revolution was able to flourish in the U.S.
Black Politics in Arkansas during the Gilded Age, 1876-1900. Carl H. Moneyhon. The Arkansas Historical Quarterly , Vol. 44, No. 3 (Autumn, 1985), pp. 222-245. Arkansas Historical Association
"The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Laws." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/>.
"The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Laws." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/>.
"Women of the Hall." Ida B. Wells-Barnett. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013. <http://www.greatwomen.org/women-of-the-hall/search-the-hall/details/2/166-Wells-Barnett>.
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