The Harlem Renaissance and African American Identity
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The Harlem Renaissance and African American Identity

Explore the history of the Harlem Renaissance and the African American quest for political empowerment, economic opportunity, and cultural self-determination after the Civil War. Learn about the challenges faced by African Americans and the resurgence of white supremacy in the Reconstruction South.

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What was the name of the laws passed on state and local levels to enforce racial segregation?

Jim Crow laws

What hate group perpetrated lynchings and conducted campaigns of terror and intimidation?

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)

Where did many African Americans relocate to during the Great Migration?

Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, and New York

What did most African Americans become in the South after the Civil War?

<p>Sharecroppers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What were the hopes of many African Americans who relocated to the North and Midwest?

<p>A better standard of living and a more racially tolerant environment</p> Signup and view all the answers

What were the dreams of many African Americans newly freed from slavery?

<p>Fuller participation in American society</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did white lawmakers pass to enforce racial segregation in the South?

<p>Jim Crow laws</p> Signup and view all the answers

What system were most African Americans exploited under in the South?

<p>Sharecroppers</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which hate group perpetrated lynchings and campaigns of terror and intimidation?

<p>Ku Klux Klan (KKK)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where did hundreds of thousands of African Americans relocate to during the Great Migration?

<p>Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, and New York</p> Signup and view all the answers

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