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Question

by 1877, how did the condition of former slaves in the united states compare with that of freedmen around the globe?

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  • Freedmen had it much easier than the newly freed slaves. Former slaves especially in southern United States were harassed and attacked. Any miss-step could result in lynchings. The passing of the Jim Crow laws only furthered this punishment by making it completely legal to attack and murder African Americans. This is especially evident in the case of Emmet Till in the mid 1900's who was murdered for whistling at a white woman. Hope that helps!
  • The correct answer to this open question is the following.

    By 1877, the condition of former slaves in the United States compared with that of freedmen around the globe in that in America, black people were still being segregated by most white American southerners, but African Americans were able to vote in elections and to hold office.

    However, Jim Crow laws in the South kept segregation alive and black people lived many restrictions. Racial segregation principally extended to public places and public transportation.

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