Plessy v. Fergusion
U.S. Supreme court rules "separate but equal" is constitutional; southern legislatures rush to pass "Jim Crow" laws
NAACP organized by 47 whites and six blacks
December 4th, 1915
Ku Klux Klan
KKK chartered in Fulton County, Georgia; birth of modern Klan.
Approx. May 1919
"Long Bloody summer"
May - July
Race riots in Charleston, SC; Longview, Texas; Washington D.C. and Chicago.
Nine black teenage boys are arrested for raping two white women near Scottsboro, Alabama. Eight of the "Scottsboro Boys" receive death sentences. The legal an political ramifications of this case would continue throughout the decade