African-American Voting. By: Casey Kyles & Destinee Blow . Plessy v s. Ferguson .
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By: Casey Kyles
Plessy vs. Ferguson was a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States concerning racial segregation. In this 1896 ruling, the court established the policy of "separate but equal" public facilities for blacks and whites. The decision formed the basis of widespread segregation in the South for over 50 years.
Segregation is the separation of groups of people by custom or by law. It is often based on differences of race, religion, wealth, or culture
After the Civil War ended, the northern states attempted to influence equality among the races throughout the South. The Reconstruction Act of 1867 and the Fifteenth Amendment of the United States granted African Americans the right to vote in the United States. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 deemed racial
segregation illegal in any accommodations, and federal troops throughout the South attempted to enforce this law
A series of Jim Crow laws began to be passed throughout the states, starting in 1876. These Jim Crow laws established “de jure” racial segregation in all public facilities.
Exodusters were African American pioneers who migrated from Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas in the years following the American Civil War (1861-1865). Most were former slaves who faced violence and discrimination in their old homes. The Exodusters took their name from the Book of Exodus in the Bible. The book describes the departure of the Israelites from Egypt, where they had been slaves.
Disfranchisementdis|fran|chise|ment «dihs FRAN chyz muhnt», noun.
1. To deprive of a privilege, an immunity, or a right of citizenship, especially the right to vote; disenfranchise.
2. To deprive (a corporation, for example) of a privilege or franchise.
In the next few slides there will be examples of disfranchisement.