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04/24/2012 8:29am

1. Where did the term "Jim Crow" come from? How is the origin of this term offensive? List 3 ways.The term came from a man that heard a black boy singing a song about Jim Crow and the white man dressed up like the black boy and preformed a stereotypical song and play. The origin of this term is offensive, because he used the boy's identity to be funny. He also made up things about the boy, and he dressed worse than the boy.
2. How did the term "Jim Crow" become synonymous with the segregation laws in the South?The name became synonymous with the segregation laws, because Jim Crow was offensive to blacks.
3. What ended Reconstruction in the South, and what effect did that have on southern blacks?
4. Legally, African-Americans had the right to vote. How was their right to suffrage compromised? Please list 3 ways whites made it nearly impossible for blacks to vote.The African Americans were deprived of their rights to vote by the whites in many ways. One way was the grandfather clause, which meant that you could only vote if your grandfather voted. Another way was that many blacks could not read, so it was hard for them to read what they were voting. The last way was that Jim Crow Laws told them that they couldn't.
5. How did the Plessy v. Ferguson case (1896) uphold Jim Crow laws? What effect did this case have on the lives (transportation, education, social implications, etc) of southern blacks?The case was when Plessy was convicted for riding a whites only subway car, but the supreme court did not vote in favor of him. This case had an effect on the lives of southern blacks, because it made them want freedom even more.
6. Who was Booker T. Washington? Where did he live? What did he believe was the best way for southern African-Americans to survive in the South?He was an african american educator and political figure. He lived in Hale's Ford, Virginia. He believed that the African Americans needed to stick together.
7. Who was W.E.B. DuBois? Where did he live? What did he believe was the best way for southern African-Americans to survive in the South?He was a African America sociologist and civil rights activist. He lived in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He believed in going by events that happened.
8. Why do you think Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois had differing opinions on how to survive in the South? Please give 3 facts to support your opinion.I think that they had different opinions, because they had to show different techniques to see which one would work. Booker T. Washington was more for the people, and W.E.B. DuBois was more for the things that happen.
9. How did many southern blacks escape the South? Where did they go? What was this movement called?Many of the southern blacks escaped by migrating. They moved out of the Southern states, and out west. This was called the Great Migration.

04/25/2012 8:09am

Answer to question 3:
Reconstruction ended in the south, because President Hayes removed federal troops from the South. It affected southern blacks, because the troops were not there to watch over the whites, so the whites were more cruel to the blacks.

Haley Duvall
04/27/2012 7:49am

1.)The term “Jim Crow” came from a man named Thomas Rice singing a song with the term “Jim Crow” depicting African Americans. The origin of this term became offensive because of the mans intentions of singing it. He was trying to ridicule the man that first sang it, by doing it in a comedic way. The white man who sang it projected himself in a much less educated way, and dressed poorly to make the boy appear worse than he actually was.
2.)The term “Jim Crow” became synonymous with the segregation laws in the south because they were both insulting and offensive to African Americans.
3.)The compromise of 1877 ended the reconstruction era in the south. The positive effect was that most blacks were granted civil rights. The negative affect was that many groups were created to threaten blacks such as the Klu Klux Klan.
4.)Whites created many laws that were unfair but equal. They created laws such as the grandfather clause that gave blacks the right to vote if their grandfathers voted. In this time period it was virtually impossible for them to vote, due to the fact their grandfathers were unable to vote. Another law that was created to prevent blacks from voting was that they had to be able to read and write. Many blacks were never taught these skills so the were illiterate. Therefore they were unable to vote.
5.)The Plessy v. Ferguson case was when a black man sat in the white section of a train and got arrested. Then he was set free due to the 14th amendment. This event stressed even more that they were “separate but equal.”
6.)Booker T. Washington lived in Virginia. He believed the best way for African Americans to succeed was by staying united and being a whole.
7.)W.E.B. Du Bois was a black sociologist, civil rights activist, and a lawyer. He grew up in Massachusetts, then after graduating college moved to Atlanta. He thought the way to succeed was to get rid of discrimination and gain freedom. He also thought you should base your actions upon previous events in history.
8.)Washington and Dubois had different opinions on how to survive in the south because of where they grew up. Also, because of their different goals and achievements.
9.)When many blacks escaped the south, this was called The Great Migration. This meant that blacks migrated north.


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