Rise of segregation

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A tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent.

Poll Tax

A tax levied on every adult, without reference to income or resources.

Grandfather Clause

A clause exempting certain classes of people or things from the requirements of a piece of legislation affecting their previous rights, privileges, or practices.


The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart.

Jim Crow Laws

The Jim Crow laws were racial segregation laws enacted after the Reconstruction period in Southern United States, at state and local levels, and which continued in force until 1965.


Kill someone, especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial.

Ida B. Wells

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an African-American Journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement.

W.E.B Du Bois

United States civil rights leader and political activist who campaigned for equality for Black Americans.


  1. Between 1890 and 1899, there was an average of 187 lynchings carried out by mobs in the South.

  2. 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.

  3. Mississippi took the first step to prohibit African Americans from voting when it required that all citizens registering to vote pay a poll tax.

  4. To win back the poor white vote, Democratic leaders in the South began appealing to racism.

  5. In 1883 the Supreme Court set the stage for legalized segregation by overturning the Civil Rights Act of 1875.