Segregation and Discrimination By: Eva Tang

The end of Reconstruction in the South hurt African Americans due to the restrictions and limitations placed on their voting rights, the creation of Jim Crow Laws, and the return of the Ku Klux Klan.

"The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment (1870) to the Constitution of the United States" (History).

"Railways and streetcars, public waiting rooms, restaurants, boarding houses, theaters, and public parks were segregated; separate schools, hospitals, and other public institutions, generally of inferior quality, were designated for blacks" (Jim Crow Laws).

The Ku Klux Klan “Dressed head to toes in hooded white costumes, sowed terror among blacks, immigrants, and Catholics throughout the country, often lynching blacks with the consent of racist police” (Ku Klux Klan Declaration, 1922).

Voting Rights
Jim Crow Laws
Ku Klux Klan

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