South Carolina African Americans – Reconstruction & Restoration Index

South Carolina SC African Americans SC Reconstruction, Restoration

Economic Gains, Then Losses

Political Gains, Then Losses

  • Major events - Constitutions of 1865 and 1868, Election of 1876, Bargain of 1877, and Constitution of 1895
  • Did Hampton Win? - November 3, 1876 - learn about the most fraudulent election in SC history
  • Keeping blacks from voting - literacy tests, democratic clubs, poll taxes, and poll terrorism
  • Black Codes - keeping blacks down and separate from whites - also called "Jim Crow" laws
  • Union League of America - political organization which Northern whites used to influence the votes of Southern blacks

Beating and Killing Blacks

Everyday Life


Notable Black South Carolinians

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