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The ability to read and write.


A wealthy person who donates to worthy causes.


This musical tradition started in New Orleans from African American styles of traditional music.


The murder of an accused person by a mob without a lawful trial.


A stage entertainment made up of various acts, such as dancing, singing, comedy, and magic shows.

Poll Tax

A tax of a fixed amount, per person, and payable as a requirement for the right to vote.


The separation of people based on race, or other differences.

Grandfather Clause

A law that excused a voter from literacy test if his grandfather had been eligible to vote on Jan. 1 1867.


A type of music that blended African-American songs and European musical forms.


When schools taught the children of immigrants American Values, games, and foods, in order to make them more American.

Niagara Movement

A Black Civil Rights Movement founded in 1905, and headed by WEB Du Bois.

WEB Du Bois

He believed that African Americans should strive for full rights immediately. He helped found the Niagara Movement in 1905 to fight for equal rights. He also helped found the NAACP.

Yellow Journalism

Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers.

Mark Twain

The famous American author and humorist who wrote many American classics including Tom Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn.

Jim Crow Laws

Laws designed to enforce segregation of blacks from whites.

Plessy Vs. Ferguson

A case that was brought to supreme court by black lawsuits to challenge the legality of segregation. The court ruled that segregation was legal as long as it was "equal".

Booker T. Washington

An African American progressive who supported segregation and demanded that African American better themselves individually to achieve equality.

Ida B. Wells

She was an African American journalist, Sociologist, Suffragist, and early Civil Rights Leader.

Department Stores

larger stores that are organized into many separate departments, and offer many product lines.


An African American Civil Rights organization that was founded in 1909. [The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People]