Jim Crow Era by Kathleen M. Muldoon

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31 education, 7, 8, 17, 23, 24, 30–32, 34, 35, 40–41 Great Migration, 34–35 jobs, 22, 24–25, 30–31, 34, 40 Ku Klux Klan (KKK), 32–33 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 32 National Association of Colored Women (NACW), 22 Plessy v. , 27 Wilson, Woodrow, 38 World War I, 37 World War II, 38 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kathleen M. Muldoon is a retired journalist. Currently, she teaches adult writing courses and workshops. She has written several books for educational publishers as well as numerous stories and magazine articles for adults and children.

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44 Why Do I Care? The Jim Crow era came to an end more than 50 years ago. But you can still relate that time period to today. Do you see unfair treatment happening today? What did you learn from this book that can help fix those situations? Take a Stand This book discusses Jim Crow laws. Do you think the courts should have allowed these laws to continue as long as they did? Why or why not? Write a short essay explaining your opinion. Make sure to give reasons for your opinion. 45 GLOSSARY amendment migrate an addition or change made to an existing law or legal document to move from one area to another prejudice discriminate to treat someone unfairly based on differences such as race or gender hatred or unfair treatment due to having fixed opinions about a group of people segregate heritage the valued history and traditions of a culture or group of people to involuntarily separate or keep people apart from another group troops soldiers lynch to put someone to death, often by hanging, by a mob of people 46 unconstitutional not in agreement with the constitution of a government LEARN MORE Books Haskins, James, and Kathleen Benson.

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