Rise of segregation
Tyler Tomoda - 3rd
Ida B. Wells
Between 1890 and 1899, there was an average of 187 lynchings carried out by mobs in the South.
In 1886 African American activists gathered in Texas at the home of a white minister named R.M. Humphrey and formed the Colored farmers' national alliance.
Mississippi took the first step to prohibit African Americans from voting when it required that all citizens registering to vote pay a poll tax.
To win back the poor white vote, Democratic leaders in the South began appealing to racism.
- In 1883 the Supreme Court set the stage for legalized segregation by overturning the Civil Rights Act of 1875.