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Lecture 34 - African Americans in the Progressive Era

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Department
History
Course
History 2301E
Professor
Aldona Sendzikas
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 34African Americans in the Progressive Era y Even after the Civil War and the abolition of slavery racism in America continued y 1896 Plessy vs Ferguson o About segregation in schools o Separate but Equal ruling its okay to have separate facilities for blacks legalized racial segregationFacilities never equal blacks had poorer schools etc o Not reversed until 1954 y Jim Crow laws o Way to separate races o Ride in separate street cars schoolstextbooks separate o Blacks excluded from sportsEg boxing and MLB y Different leaders different strategies o Frederick DouglassBorn a slave in Maryland taught to read by his masters wife1838escaped from slavery 1841 spoke at abolitionist meeting1845published his autobiographyAssisted with the Underground RailroadAppointed as a minister to HaitiDied in 1895
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