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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Segregation in America

Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


Segregation in America
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Print Segregation in America Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.82

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    ruling, doctrine, unconstitutional, twentieth, refused, separation, favor, segregation, equal, first-class, public, credit, caption, attend, district, prison
     content words:    John McCutcheon, United States, Civil War, Jim Crow, African Americans, Homer Plessy, Supreme Court, Sumner Elementary School, Sumner Elementary, Monroe Elementary


Segregation in America
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Caption: Separate but not equal photo credit: John McCutcheon, 1905
 
2     Segregation is the separation of groups of people by race. In the United States for many years there were laws that separated blacks from whites. Segregation began after the Civil War. The war had ended slavery. Many whites did not want to treat black people as equal citizens. Many states passed segregation laws.
 
3     The laws, often called "Jim Crow" laws, meant that African Americans had to go to separate schools. There were separate restaurants for blacks and whites. There were separate bathrooms and even separate drinking fountains! Some laws made it almost impossible for black men to vote.

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