Disenfranchisement & Segregation

By: Seth Cohen & Brianna Lynn

Disenfranchisement

Definition- The nullification or withdrawal of the right to vote.

Notes

  • Between 1890 and 1908
  • used poll taxes, literacy tests, arbitrary registration practices, and felony disenfranchisement on Black Americans
  • Alabama did not pass the disenfranchisement law until 1901, and Georgia not until 1908

Segregation

Definition-The institutional separation of an ethnic, racial, religious, or other minority groups form the dominant majority.

Notes

  • 1890 Georgia and other southern states passed Jim Crow laws that separates public facilities, and effectively codified the regions tradition of White supremacy.
  • Black Georgians suffered from this system that persuaded nearly every aspect of life. The laws resulted in separate restrooms, water fountains, railroad cars, waiting rooms, lodging facilities, dining areas, and schools.
  • 1889, Georgia general Assembly segregated a number of public facilities including theaters, prison camps, water fountains, and etc. The Black Americans where rarely treated equal to Whites.