Racism in the south

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Racism in the south

  • Racism in the south was a major problem, many of them at the time were very open about it.
  • It all started with the slave trade in the 18th century because the British traded slaves from poor countries like Guinea and parts of Africa with the Americans.
  • All of the slaves were black and they had to do strenous work for the Americans while tied to chains and manacles.
  • The American civil war, which ended in 1863, was a war between the slavery-free North and the pro-slave South. 
  • The war was won by the North and Lincoln became president and signed the emancipation proclamation which banned slavery in America.
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Racism in the south- Jim Crow Laws

  • Even though slavery was banned, racial segregation wasn't.
  • This was because the Jim Crow laws were set up in the south.
  • Everything was segregated including park benches, swimming pools, waiting rooms, toilets, resteraunts, hospitals and water fountains. 
  • Black people had to stand if a white person wanted a bus seat.
  • The year before Emmet Till was killed segregation in schools was banned which horrified the white racists. 
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Racism in the south- Jim Crow Laws

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