Jim Crow Suljon Myshqeri

Politics: Voting Laws

During the Jim Crow era, only certain black men could vote. In the 1890s, southern states enacted literacy tests, poll taxes, and elaborate registration systems. Only whites were allowed to vote unless the colored had grandfather clauses or another way.

Politics: Grandfather Clauses

The Grandfather Clause was a statue enacted by many American southern states that allowed white voters to find a way around literacy tests, poll, taxes and other tactics so blacks can vote. If the black man's grandfather was a legal voter before World War II, most black men could vote.

Politics: Literacy Tests

From the 1890s to the 1960s, many state governments in the Southern United States administered literacy tests to test their literacy in order to vote. If they did end up passing the test, they still had to go through a process and see if they would accepted by government officials in order for them to vote.

Economic: Unemployment Hits Minority Groups

The statistics in this picture shows the unemployment rates and how it really affected the colored more than the whites and this was a big problem for the country. Most colored people had to work for labor type jobs and that included farming, lifting and carrying and transporting. This made sure workers couldn't get jobs and that the owner wasn't making any type of profit for the business.

Economics: Spending Money on Unnecessary Segregation

During the time of segregation the government spent lots of money on unnecessary items, like having two different waiting rooms, or having two different theaters etc. Instead of doing all this nonsense whoever tried to hurt a black man because he committed a law would go to jail for assault and his belongings would be taken away. Instead of having two different bus or train systems, they could have shared one and either renovated it with the extra money or keep it. This really affected the economy because of extra and unnecessary spending.

Economic: Big Social Gaps

During the mid 1900s, there was a very big social gap between the whites and the blacks. The whites were educated and had good amounts of money where as the blacks were slaves, or worked for these white people to try and gain a living. They were paid very small wages like 5-10 cents a week. And yearly were only given around $1-3. This affected the economy because there is a big difference in wages and, the people have differences and unemployment rate and money statistics come into play.

Social: Emmett Till Case

Since the Emmett Till Case was hosted, there has been a very big affect on African American lives and American lives during the 1950s. It changed everyone's lives because this was the first scenario where a white man was accused of drowning a black man, and the white man pleaded guilty which is a ver big surprise. The Americans were surprised and the African Americans were also surprised because in these type of scenarios, the whites most of the time win the case.

Social: Segregation

The amount of segregation between the whites and blacks was beyond. Their were theaters, bathrooms and even water fountains dedicated to the the whites and the colored people. The white people facilites were cleaner and colored facilities were dirtier. This led to a lot of conflict between the two groups. The whites killed the blacks in a very inhumane way.

Social: Punishment

The consequences for a black man who pleads guilty in a court case gets lynched or another severe consequence. If a black man attempted to vote and thy weren't allowed to, they would be lynched and forced to put on a sign that said "this (n-word) voted." Being an African American in the South was a very tough time, they suffered name calling, being injured and taking away you or family by lynching them.

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