Which best describes the characteristics of lynchings in the south from 1880 to 1910? a. the number of lynchings in the south increased b. the number of lynchings in the south decreased. c. the number of lynchings in the south stayed the same. od. the number of lynchings in the south equaled the number in the north
The correct answer is A. From 1880 to 1910, the number of lynchings in the South increased.
Lynching in the southern states is associated with the reimposition of white supremacy after the Civil War. The granting of constitutional rights to freedmen in the era of the Reconstruction of the United States (1865-1877) raised concern among southern whites, who did not feel prepared to grant social status to African-Americans, and blamed the freedmen for their suffering during the war, its economic losses and the disappearance of its social and political privileges. During Reconstruction, in the South, lynchings were suffered by both black and white people of European descent who defended integration rights. In addition, white southerners intimidated and attacked blacks to prevent them from voting. Lynchings reached their peak at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, after the withdrawal of the federal troops from the South, and the taking of control of the state legislative assemblies by the southern democrats: new constitutional and electoral norms were approved to prevent blacks and many poor whites from registering on the electoral roll. Those registered were punished with violence if they voted, or prevented from voting. A series of laws of racial segregation, called Jim Crow Laws, were enacted to restore white supremacy. During the Civil Rights Movement, violence erupted again; the famous lynchings of activists for integration rights in the 1960s in Mississippi galvanized national public opinion in favor of legislation in defense of federal civil rights.
The Tuskegee Institute has counted the lynching of 3,446 blacks between 1882 and 1968, with an annual maximum at the end of the 19th century.
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