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The Nadir of Race Relations
"Historians have defined 1890 to 1940 as the "Nadir of Race Relations" in the United States. Learn more about this shameful era of American history. "
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One of the first efforts to restrict rights were voter suppression laws. What is NOT one of the strategies used in the 1880s and 1890s to prevent African-Americans from voting?
Voter identification laws
What US Supreme Court decision created the legal fiction of "separate but equal"?
Plessy vs Ferguson
Santa Clara County vs Southern Pacific
Dred Scott vs Sanford
Korematsu vs United States
What novel is the basis for the D.W. Griffith film "The Birth of a Nation"?
The Root of Evil
Gone With the Wind
The South Shall Rise Again
What southern born US President set back race relations in the United States by decades when he re-segregated the federal government?
William Howard Taft
During the "Red Summer" of 1919, what major US city witnessed a two week race riot that resulted in 38 deaths?
During the "Red Summer" of 1919, what southern state had race riots that caused the death of at least 100 African-American sharecroppers?
African American jockeys were banned from the Kentucky Derby, not because they were bad riders, but because they were too successful.
What US state had the most powerful Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, going so far as to elect Klan member Edward L Jackson governor?
What northern state had the highest number of confirmed "Sundown Towns" where African-Americans were prohibited after sunset?
What US state had the most lynchings of African-Americans between 1882 and 1968?
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