As more and more African Americans went to Ohio whites became intimidated. During this time a group known as the Ku Klux Klan became very popular. This was a hate group that was against African Americans. They harmed and murdered many black people during this time period.
During this time many public spaces such as restaurants and stores were segregated as well. There were usually signs that stated,"whites only".
Life was a little easier in the North, but their family still struggled daily. The father worked long shifts in poor work conditions and their kids had to deal with racism in school and in the community at home.
They attended church regularly and were able to create a second family within the church.
Despite having freedom they were still held back by fear. The lives of many African Americans are being taken out of hate. They went to work, school, and church and remained to themselves in order to ensure their safety.