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What African American education advocate urged others to pursue college and prepare to be leaders?
W.E.B. Dubois
What is the type of sensational news coverage called that had lurid details about murders and scandal?
yellow journalism
The type of shows where actors perpetuated racist sterotypes by playing exaggerated imitations of African Americans using music, dance, and humor.
minstrel shows
What is this type of practice called where mobs use illegal seizure and execution to persecute a suspected criminal or troublemaker?
lynching
What is the type of family entertainment called which consists of comic sketches, song and dance routines, ventriloquists, jugglers, and trapeze artists?
vaudeville
What is the name of the interracial group that came together to denounce all political, civil, and economic discrimination against African Americans?
NAACP
What is the name of the type of tests where African Americans had to show a minimum standard of knowledge?
literacy tests
What type of discrimination is considered as an unwritten agreement in which African Americans are discriminated against in public areas, schools, housing, and employment
De facto discrimination
What is the name of the type of law where whites would be exempted from voting restrictions because they met certain conditions before the law was passed?
Grandfather Clauses
What is the name of the African American education advocate that stated education was preparation for productive work in occupations whites needed blacks to fill?
Booker T. Washington
What is the name of the special fee required of African Americans voters in the South?
Poll Tax
What effect did new educational opportunities seem to have on African Americans and women in the late 1800s and early 1900s? How would increased educational opportunities for women and African Americans impact their lives?
1) able to get better jobs; 2) not viewed as inferior or discriminated against because they lacked skills; 3) treated more equally
What types of things needed to take place before African Americans in the South were allowed to vote in the 1890s?
1) pass a literacy test; 2) pay a poll tax; 3) find gainful employment
In the late 1800s, which group of women typically worked outside the home?
Young single women
What is the most widely known characteristic of Madam C.J. Walker?
She became a business leader selling hair care products.
How did immigrants regard public education?
1) as a chance to assimilate; 2) as a threat to cultural heritage; 3) as the path to advancement
What issues did women have at the turn of the century?
1) access to higher education; 2) the right to vote; 3) lifestyle
What is the reason parents pressured local governments to lenthen the school year?
to extend their children's knowledge beyond the basic skills
Who was Madam C.J. Walker?
A self-made millionaire from hair care products.
What type of educational opportunities existed for African American students in the late 1800s?
They were educated in segregated schools of lesser quality than schools for white children.
What happened to working women when they married?
They were expected to resign.
What was the overall effect of the public school system on immigrant children?
It helped immigrant children assimilate into American culture.
What did the rapid urbanization in the late 1800's result in?
overcrowded cities, pollution, and crime
In the late early 1900s the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) demonstrated how African Americans did what?
Used the court system to fight legal discrimination.
What was the result of women's demands for greater educational opportunities?
The creation of many coeducational and private women's colleges.
What is the main factor that helped reduce household chores by 1900?
technological changes
What effect did bicycling, golf, and tennis have on women's clothing?
made clothing more practical
Why was the NAACP founded?
to fight segregation through the courts
What affect did the Plessy v. Ferguson decision have on racial relations in the South?
The court decision upheld the legality of segregated facilities.
What is considered to be the main reason for the cause of yellow journalism?
competition for readers
In the early 1900s, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) demonstrated how African Americans did what?
Used the court system to fight legal discrimination.
The type of educational opportunity that existed for African American students in the late 1800s?
They were educated in segregated schools of lesser quality than schools for whie children.
What happened to working women when they were married?
They were expected to resign.