Essential Question : How did Progressive reformers attempt to improve the lives of women & African-Americans? Warm-Up Question: What was the “Social Gospel”? What was a “muckraker”? Who was the more important reformer: Florence Kelley , Jane Addams , Carrie Nation (WCTU) ?.
Quick Class Discussion:In what ways were women discriminated against or deprived of the same rights given as men?
The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Plessy v Ferguson (1896):
Segregation does not violate the 14th amendment & can be used as long as separate facilities are equal (“separate but equal”)
Quick Class Discussion:In what ways were African-Americans discriminated against or deprived of the same rights given as whites?
The wisest among my race understand that the agitation of questions of social equality is the extremist folly, and that progress in the enjoyment of all the privileges that will come to us must be the result of severe and constant struggle rather than of artificial forcing
—Booker T. Washington
We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a free American, political, civil and social, and until we get these rights we will never cease to protest and assail the ears of America