Social Studies - 2017-18

USII.4c - Racial Segregation in the Post-Reconstruction South

The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by

c)  describing racial segregation, the rise of “Jim Crow,” and other constraints faced by African Americans and other groups in the post-Reconstruction South.

Blooms Level: Remember

Adopted: 2008


Big Themes/Concepts: Values & Beliefs, Rights, Freedoms, Equality, Society, Identity

“Jim Crow” laws institutionalized a system of legal segregation.

People have different ways or perspectives on how to solve problems. 


Discrimination against African Americans continued after Reconstruction.

“Jim Crow” laws institutionalized a system of legal segregation.

African Americans differed in their responses to discrimination and “Jim Crow.”

What is racial segregation?

How were African Americans discriminated against?

How did African Americans respond to discrimination and “Jim Crow”?


Racial segregation

·  Based upon race

·  Directed primarily against African Americans, but other groups also were kept segregated

·  American Indians were not considered citizens until 1924.

“Jim Crow” laws

·  Passed to discriminate against African Americans

·  Made discrimination practices legal in many communities and states

·  Were characterized by unequal opportunities in housing, work, education, and government

African American responses

·  Booker T. Washington: Believed equality could be achieved through vocational education; accepted social segregation

W.E.B. DuBois: Believed in full political, civil, and social rights for African Americans.

Analyze and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding of events and life in United States history. (USII.1a)

Make connections between the past and the present. (USII.1b)

Sequence events in United States history. (USII.1c)

Interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives. (USII.1d)


discrimination, racial segregation, Booker T. Washington, vocational education, W.E.B DuBois,

Updated: Aug 17, 2017