Two Presidential Plans
Slaves are free in Texas!
General Gordon granger came to Texas to announce Lincoln's Emacipation Proclamation. He also was in charge of taking control of texas. Juneteenth is the day that slaves became free. It is exciting for the freedman but not so much for the slaveowners. The Freedman's Bureau is an organization that gives slaves a place to stay, education, food, and other necesities.
Freedmen get to vote!
Other freedman or the freedman bureau are encouraging other freedman to vote. By 1868 more than 50,000 freedman were registered. The klu klux klan is a secret organization of white men that came together after the civil war and use violence and terror against anyone having to do with African Americans. The KKK opposes carpetbaggers and scawlags because they are for African Americans freedom and want to help them.
On January 1871 500 masked men attacked the Union county jail and hung eight black prisoners without a trial.