status of black americans in 1920s

Black Americans in 1920s

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Segregation

Whites belived that balck people were inferior so they separated themselves from black people. This is segregation. It was legalised by laws called the Jim Crow Laws.

Segregation applied in mostly any public place such as:

Schools

Shops

Hospitals

Restuarants

Buses

Cinemas etc...

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Kl Klux Klan aka KKK

Membership was open to White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPS.)

Their aim was to defend USA from black people,immigrants, Jews and Catholics.

They met in evenings and paraded in white robes and hoods carrying blazing torches.

Victims were ***** beaten, *****, tarred & feathered & lynchings (execution by a mob.)

They were able to get away it because policemen & judges were members, also white people were too frightened to speak out against them.

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Migration & Great Depression

To escape segration and to find better paid work many black people moved north because discrimation was not as bad up in the north.

After the Wall Street Crash in 1929, Americans was hit by an economic depression and black americans were badly affected.


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This was because...

They were already poor

"New Deal" didn't help them

They were the last to be hired and the first to be fired.

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NAACP

National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP). Their aims was to abolish segregation & gain equal voing rights.

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