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What are "speakeasies"?
Got their name because customers had to speak quietly so that they were not discovered. "speak easy please" was what a barman would often say to his noisy guests. Illegal pub.
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Bootleggers?
Got its name in the 1600's when British people pay taxes on any alcoholic drink so smugglers used to hide booze in their long leather boots to avoid paying tax.
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Moonshine?
A homemade spirit that was sometimes so strong it caused illness, in fact deaths from alcoholic poisining went up from 98, in 1920 to nearly 800 in 1926.
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Racketeering?
This was when business and shopkeepers paid money to stop them smashing up their premises.
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Lynching?
Lynching is the illegal hanging without a trial. In the down south around the 1920's. Police never stopped it. Many were probably innocent of any crime.
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Jim Crows Laws?
"Jim Crow" was an insulting name for a black person. Especially down south, black population was bigger, they passed these laws to keep them separate or segregated. Different pools, libraries, taxis and even blood banks. \voting was hard.
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NAACP?
1910- Web Dubois- great grandson of an African slave set up the National Association of Advancement of Coloured People. Work-improve human rights-voting. 1920-politicians failed to introduce suggestions.Around today& has support by pop,film& movie *
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"Back To Africa"
Some Africans supported the idea of going home,Africa. Before they were taken as slaves. Marcus Garvey became the leader & is well known for using the phrase"black is beautiful"- pride &self-respect. It failed when Garvey was jailed for fraud.
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Got its name in the 1600's when British people pay taxes on any alcoholic drink so smugglers used to hide booze in their long leather boots to avoid paying tax.

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