The Rise of Segregation

Leia Brown and Carly Krivanek

This section was mostly about how Southern states began passing laws that undermine the rights of African Americans. African Americans leaders tried to protect and fight for civil rights, but everyone had a different strategy.

Political Cartoon: This political cartoon represents the Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson. It shows how separate but equal isn't really equal. The fancy water fountain was for the whites and the spicket is for the African Americans. Plessy v. Ferguson stated that we could use "separate but equal" and it be constitutional

1. What did the court case Plessy v. Ferguson do?

A. gave education to African Americans

B. set “separate but equal” facilities for African Americans

C. decreased the number of lynchings

D. you could vote if you are over the age of 18

2. Who were the Exodusters?

A. Plantation owners who moved North

B. Migration of Southerners to the West

C. African Americans leaving the South and moving to Kansas

D. Immigrants who claimed land in upstate Colorado

3. What year was the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance established?

A. 1886

B. 2002

C. 1890


4. What is Booker T. Washington famous for?

A. wrote The Souls of Black Folk

B. made the speech “The Atlantic Compromise”

C. wrote a book on anti-lynching

D. angrily fought for equal rights

5. Which amendment prohibits states from denying citizens the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude?

A. 10th

B. 14th

C. 12th

D. 15th

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