African American Life in Virginia in the Era of Jim Crow
|Between 1870 and 1910, southern
states passed laws and
constitutional amendments to limit the rights of African Americans. These
laws included discriminatory barriers to voting and the establishment of
segregated, poorly funded public facilities, such as schools, hospitals,
and public transportation.
How did African Americans in one Virginia community respond to these conditions? Use the sections of our web site linked below to explore possible answers to this question. As you explore, take notes on the organizer that your teacher has given you.