African- American Prog. Movement
By: George Rea & Cooper Grubb
What gave African Americans the right to vote?
The 15th amendment gave the African Americans the right to vote
What laws were passed to take away the rights?
- Jim crow laws
- Poll tax
- Grandfather clause
- Mississippi literacy test
Ida B. Wells
- Launched a crusade against lynching
- Published book denouncing mob violence
Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee institute)
-Focused on economic goals rather than political ones
-speech- Atlanta Compromise
WEB Dubois and the Niagara movement and the NAACP
Leader of new african american activist
1903- The Souls of Black Folk
Main concern was about voting rights
(opposite of Booker T.)
NAACP-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Plessey VS. Ferguson
1892- Plessey challenged a Louisiana law that forced blacks to ride in a separate R&R cart from whites.
He was arrested for riding in a whites only cart.