Another thing that made having a spot in voting and other political things is laws. When votes were coming up their would be laws in place saying that African Americans caught driving will be arrested after all that happened with the tax and the test. These laws would throw determined people trying to vote into jail for trying to vote for a person who is going to help protect him and other people in his state or town. Even if you do manage to have transportation, the police and sheriff will kill you before you get to vote which makes it very scary to want to even try to vote because you are risking death. According to freerepulblic.com "Black Codes (later called Jim Crow laws) restricted the freedoms and economic opportunities of blacks. For example, in the four years from 1865-1869, southern Democrats passed “Black Codes” to prohibit blacks from voting, holding office, owning property, entering towns without permission, serving on juries, or racially intermarrying." Because of how African Americans were tried to be stopped from being able to vote, we can look at this with compassion and try to use this as something that can help us to see that everyone is equal.
Economic status of African Americans