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.

The Reflector: An African American newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia

White Supremacy and African-American Resistance in Charlottesville, Virginia