AAs: Gilded Age (1875-1895)

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  • Gilded Age (1875-1895)
    • Social Rights
      • Plessy v. Ferguson case (1896) - acted as legal precedent for segregation
      • Jim Crow Laws
      • Small groups moved into the New York district of Harlem from the 1880's where 1st black ghettos developed
  • Segregation developed in states such as Mississippi and Alabama with large AA populations
    • Due to whites fearing economic competition and demands for equality for black people
      • Social Rights
        • Plessy v. Ferguson case (1896) - acted as legal precedent for segregation
        • Jim Crow Laws
        • Small groups moved into the New York district of Harlem from the 1880's where 1st black ghettos developed
  • When Plessy appealed to Supreme Court they upheld that separate accommodation did not deprive AAs of their cr's
    • Principle of 'separate but equal'

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