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Slavery and It's Legacy in North America

  • End of Slavery

    End of Slavery
    The end of the Civil War has come and in the five years following, the the 13th, 14th, and 15th ammendments were added to the Constitution, giving the former slaves freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote.
  • The Mississippi Plan

    The Mississippi Plan
    The Democratic party, in an attempt to defeat the Republican vote in the state government elections, started the Mississippi Plan. They tried to threaten, suppress, and even buy out the vote of the new voters, the freed African-American slaves, who mainly supported the Republican views due to the recent happenings on the Civil War.
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Written by Mark Twain, and taking place in pre-Civil War Mississippi, this novel garnered much criticism when it came out, and still seems to attract it today. But back in 1885, the anger came about by the famous scene of Huck Finn tearing up the letter and saying he would never send the slave Jim back into slavery.
  • Adoption of Grandfather Laws

    Adoption of Grandfather Laws
    Starting in Lousiana, then moving to Mississippi, Maryland, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Noth Carolina and Virginia, these grandfather laws kept illiterate whites from having to take a literacy test to be able to vote, while keeping the vote away from the African Americans.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    This infamous case is know today for being the case the made the segregation between blacks and whites legal in private business, declaring that it was "seperate but equal".
  • William v. Mississppi

    William v. Mississppi
    This case made the right to vote only available to those who could pass a literacy test, claiming that it wasn't racially prejudice because it applied to everyone. That was, until a grandfather clause was added, exempting illiterate whites from having to take the test to vote.
  • The Talented Tenth

    The Talented Tenth
    Written by W. E. B. Du Bois, it was about the idea that if black citizens wanted to become equal to the whites, they should become educated as to make themselves indispensable to them.
  • Guinn v. United States

    Guinn v. United States
    Due to states adopting grandfather clauses in order to keep away the African American vote, this case ruled the use of such grandfather clauses illegal.
  • Elaine Race Riot

    Elaine Race Riot
    After violence between two white officers of the law and members of a black church, the officers brought back ups to handle the situation leading to three days of fighting. Five white men were killed and one to two hundred blacks were killed in the riot.