I'm so ANGRY! The Radical Republicans are slugging us! Freedmen should not be treated fairly!
We are going to make colored people wish they were slaves!
He should get a lynching!
Ewwwww! It's a scalawag!
The Civil War had just ended and the North won! I am your ordinary Southerner and I am heated. The 13th amendment states we have to treat blacks fairly! Although I am happy that Lincoln got assassinated. Andrew Johnson grew up in the South so he should be lenient on us!
I think we are going to make things change. The Plessy v Ferguson case just ruled that its ok if things are separate, but equal. We all know thats not going to happen. The Ku Klux Klan is spreading fear and we developed Black Codes and the Jim Crow Laws!
The 15th amendment says that black men could vote, but that's not happening. We are setting up literacy tests and poll taxes. We are also scaring them out of voting by burning crosses.