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Georgia Studies: Jim Crow Laws, Plessy v. Ferguson, 1906 Atlanta Race Riot, and The Leo Frank Case

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Shekinah Brown

on 4 February 2011

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Transcript of Georgia Studies: Jim Crow Laws, Plessy v. Ferguson, 1906 Atlanta Race Riot, and The Leo Frank Case

Shekinah Brown
Due: 2/4/11
Georgia Studies Jim Crow Laws The Jim Crow Laws was the segragation of public facilities. For example: Water fountains, Bathrooms, Sidewalks, and Doors. Plessy v. ferguson This was about a man named Homer Plessy, he could 'pass' for being white. He bought a train ticket and sat in the white part of the train. The people on the train found out he was black and he had to give up his seat. This got so bad that this was put into court. This took place in New Orleans. Homer Plessy 1906 Atlanta Race Riot The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 was about a local news paper making false assults about black men. This happened on September 22, 1906. White men would walk around with guns because of this. This happended on Decatur Street. Many black men died. This left a permanet stain on Georgia. The leo frank case The Leo Frank Case was about a thirteen year old girl that was found dead at a pencil factory. The owner of the factory was Leo Frank. He was Jewish, so he was consisdered to be colored. Because he was of color he was accused for killing the girl. He was charged guilty and lynched.
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