Check if you're aware of the plight of African Americans during segregation

07 November 2020 15:30
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In the 1930s some African Americans fled from the US to the USSR to avoid segregation and humiliation. Let’s see if you know how bad the attitude toward the black minority was at the time.
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    In the US, laws abridging black minority and native American freedoms became known as Jim Crow laws. Who was Jim Crow?
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    • Alabama senator
      Nope, it was a comic character
    • Comic character
      That’s right!
    • Radio anchor with far-right views
      In fact it was a comic character
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    Where could an African American dine?
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    • Only in ‘for coloured’ restaurants
      Yes, they had to follow signs, or they were fined and even lynched
    • In any restaurants
      No, sometimes it could be compared to suicide
    • In none
      They had options though and had to visit only ‘for coloured’ facilities
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    What if a black man had a car?
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    • He could drive anywhere he wanted
      He could, but often it could end up arrested for no specific reason
    • He wouldn’t be able to drive it
      Many could and had personal cars, but were often arrested for no reason
    • He could be arrested for ‘driving while black’
      Yes, and to avoid getting troubles, drivers used a guide called the Green Book
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    In which schools could African American children get an education?
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    • Only in Black Schools
      Yes. This practice continued in several states, even after it was outlawed in the 50s
    • Nowhere
      In the schools ‘for blacks’, this practice was outlawed just 70 years ago
    • In any schools
      Only in schools ‘for blacks’. This practice was supported by several states even after it was abolished
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    What would African American passenger generally have to do if a white man got into a full bus?
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    • Nothing
      In Alabama that would lead to problems
    • To give up a seat
      Yes, they also had to sit in ‘for blacks’ seats
    • Say «Hello»
      That could be a good start before giving up a seat
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    What if an African American married a white woman in Colorado?
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    • Nothing would happen
      No, it could end up with imprisonment for a maximum of two years or fined between $50 to $500
    • He would be killed
      No, but he could be imprisoned or fined
    • He would be imprisoned or fined
      Yes, he could be jailed for a maximum of two years, or fined between $50 to $500
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    You've no clue about the plight of African Americans in the 1930s. Now, watch our Documentary, called Black Russians to see how many ended up in the Soviet Union and what it says about segregation in the US.
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    You were close, but still far from the truth. Now, watch our Documentary, called Black Russians to see how many ended up in the Soviet Union and what it says about segregation in the US.
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    So you must know what African Americans were facing back then. Now, watch our Documentary, called Black Russians to see how many ended up in the Soviet Union and what it says about segregation in the US.
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