Chapter 19

Chapter 19: New Frontiers: South And West

Research Topics

African Americans in the New South

Overview

How did African Americans respond to the realities of the New South?

The New South was a difficult and often deadly place for the region's African Americans. Lynching, legal segregation and limited economic opportunities were day-to-day realities. Although these hardships promoted a sense of resignation and despair among many, the African American community and its leaders persevered in their efforts to secure jobs, security and dignity.

Sources

Choose from the following titles:

  1. New South, Old South: Atlanta Exposition Address (1895), Booker T. Washington
  2. A Red Record (1895)
  3. The Segregated South: Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
  4. Southern Cotton Press
  5. "Jim Crow: became a synonym for racial segregation
  6. Booker T. Washington
  7. "Lynching From a Negro's View"
  8. Mary Church Terrell, National Association of Colored Women's Clubs
  9. Ida B. Wells, "Consider the Facts."
  10. Booker T. Washington on Citizenship (February 12, 1898)
  11. Alfred M. Waddell, "The Story of the Wilmington, NC Race Riots," Collier's Weekly (November 26, 1898)
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