The Rise of Segregation

Nathan Leazer and Schrade Daniel

1.What gave African Americans the right to vote?

The 15th amendment prohibits states from denying citizens the right to vote. The basis of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, but it does not bar states from denying the rights to vote on other grounds.

2. What laws were passed to take these rights away?

1. Grandfather Clause

2. Poll Tax

3. Literacy Test

4. Jim Crow Laws

3.Ida B. Wells

A fiery young African-American woman from Tennessee, launched a fearless crusade against lynching.

4. Booker T Washington (Tuskegee Institute)

He wants a slow learning with hands to prove "mines better than yours".

5. WEB Dubois and the Niagara Movement and the NAACP

He wants fast learning and have all the African-Americans to go to college an get a degree for a better job and future.


It is a landmark US Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of separate but equal