Life at the turn of 20th Century
The turn of century, Southern states had adopted a broad system of legal discrimination. Blacks had to deal with voting restrictions, Jim Crow laws, Supreme Court set-backs, and physical violence.
Racial Discrimination & of the North
- African Americans were usually excluded from secondary education. In 1890, less than 1% attended high school. By 1910, that figured had reached only 3%.
§While most African Americans lived in the segregated South, many blacks migrated to the North in hopes of better jobs & equality. However, the North had its own brand of racism. B blacks got low paying jobs and lived in segregated neighborhoods.