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Racism in the 1910’s-1930’s. Sharecropping. A farmer works a piece of land but doesn’t own it. Rent is a portion of the crop. White landowners make sure the Black sharecropper is always in debt. Jim Crow Laws. Plessy vs. Ferguson allows laws that segregate blacks and legalize racism.

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Racism in the 1910 s 1930 s

Racism in the 1910’s-1930’s


Sharecropping
Sharecropping

  • A farmer works a piece of land but doesn’t own it.

  • Rent is a portion of the crop



Jim crow laws
Jim Crow Laws in debt.

  • Plessy vs. Ferguson allows laws that segregate blacks and legalize racism.

  • Usually effect voting and social rights.


The writer just returned from Elmira NY on Michigan Central Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.

I am sure you can appreciate the unpleasantness of being compelled to share dressing rooms with the negros.

Yours very truly

M.W. Briggs


More jim crow
More Jim Crow Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.


Segregation speech
Segregation Speech Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.

Members of the Ohio House of Representatives will be astonished when I tell them that I have traveled in this free country for twenty hours without anything to eat; not because I have no money to pay for it, but because I was colored. Other passengers of as lighter hue had breakfast, lunch and dinner...

This foe of my race stands at the school house door and separates the children, by reason of color, and denies to those who have a visible mixture of African blood in them the blessings of a graded school and equal privileges...We call upon all friends of Equal Rights to assist us in this struggle to secure the blessings of untrammeled liberty for ourselves and prosperity.


Jim crow
Jim Crow Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.


Ku klux klan
Ku Klux Klan Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.

  • A secret white supremacist organization that hates Blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants


KKK March in Seattle WA Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.

KKK Cross burning ceremony


Birth of a nation
Birth of a Nation Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.

  • Enrollment in the KKK rises after the movie “Birth of a Nation” is released.

  • It was VERY racist and VERY popular at that time.


Lynching
Lynching Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.

  • The killing of a person (hanging, beating, burning) by a mob.


Tulsa race riot
Tulsa Race Riot Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.

  • A young black boy was supposed to have attempted an assault on a white woman in a downtown elevator. Whites then used this as an excuse to destroy the large Black neighborhood and business district.


Black migration north ww1
Black Migration North WW1 Train No.17 and was very much surprised to find that it is now becoming necessary to associate with negro passengers on a so called high grade, excess fare train.

  • Southern Blacks escape southern racism

  • Find better jobs in northern factories/RR’s

  • Discover northern racism


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