Imagine you are a writer for the Atlanta Journal in 1913. Write an article about Leo Frank’s involvement in the murder of Mary Phagan.
The County Unit System
Readings: 349-350, 433-434
Type an essay in which you fully explain the County Unit System.
Answer the following:
How did the county unit system affect voting and politics in Georgia?
Who benefited from the county unit system?
What was a positive aspect of the county unit system?
What was the Neill Primary Act?
Jim Crow Laws/Plessy v. Ferguson/Disenfranchisement
Jim Crow Laws- 351. 352
Plessy v. Ferguson- 352, 436
Disenfranchisement- 301. 336, 349
Fully explain the Jim Crow Laws and how it affected both Black and White citizens.
What was Plessy v. Ferguson and how did it affect GA and the south?
Who was Homer Plessy?
What is disenfranchisement?
Why did progressives justify the disenfranchisement of African American?
Why were most blacks and poor whites removed from voter rolls?
Booker T. Washington/W.E.B. Dubois
Readings: 353-356, 359
You are a reporter for the Atlanta Journal. Interview Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. For Washingtonn, make sure you include Tuskegee Institute, his beliefs, and the racial issue he supported. For Dubois, include his racial issues, and his beliefs (what was a “talented tenth”)?
John and Lugenia Burns Hope/Alonzo Herndon
Readings: 356-357, 367
What was John Hope’s early life like?
Where did he get his education (both High school and college)?
Where was his first job?
What positions did he hold at Atlanta Bible College?
What was his position of Atlanta University?
What did he want for all people?
What civic and educational organizations did he belong to and what positions did he hold in them?
What is the Atlanta University Center?
What role did Lugenia Burns Hope play?
What was Alonzo Herndon’s early life like?
Make a timeline of Herndon’s life using the dates given in the textbook.
What was Herndon’s involvement in the Atlanta Life Insurance Company?