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THE NATION CLASSROOM
History as It Happened

RACE RELATIONS and CIVIL RIGHTS
MODULE THREE: 1900-1919

An African-American family leaving Florida during the Great Depression. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

STUDENT PRACTICE ACTIVITY THREE

WRITE YOUR DBQ ESSAY: The following question asks you to write a well-organized, concise essay that integrates your interpretation of documents one through seven and your knowledge of the era referred to in the question. The best answers will not only cite key pieces of evidence from the documents but also include outside knowledge of the period.

DBQ: More than four decades after the Civil War ended, African-Americans struggled as they encountered numerous obstacles to their advancement. Using the documents below and your knowledge of outside events, describe at least three of those obstacles and assess how serious a threat they were to African-American prosperity.

 

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