Problems for Black People

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  • Problems faced by black Americans in the decades after the Civil War
    • Segregation was the norm in Southern states
      • Even Washington DC was segregated
    • Higher levels of unemploy-ment for black people
      • Black people were also paid less than white people
    • Living conditions were poor
    • Ku Klux Klan was formed
    • Blacks denied the vote in the South
    • Black people had no right to a state education
    • Jim Crow laws made it legal for States to separate blacks and whites in many aspects of life

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