Segregation and Disenfranchisement

By Reagan Tornese And Madelyn Fraser


Segregation is the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart.In this case, segregation between blacks and whites was huge during the early civil rights movement.

Examples include having separate water fountains and bathrooms for blacks and whites and making African american children go to different schools because of the color of their skin


Disfranchisement is the revocation of the right of suffrage of a person or group of people, through practices, and prevention of a person exercising the right to vote. During the early civil rights movement, white supremacists worked hard to prevent African Americans from voting.

Some ways white supremacists made voting more difficult for African Americans was by making them take literacy tests, taxing them, and used gerrymandering (to draw an election district in such a way that it benefits a certain group)