My name is Jonathan, I am a freedman. I live in the south. Most of the southerners are radical. My family's home was destroyed in one of the Ku Klux Klans raids.
Because of the Jim crow laws we have to be separated into places that are harder for us to use and aren't in good condition. I thought that after the 14th amendment was passed things would change but they haven't. Plessy vs. Ferguson made it so that everything had to be separate and "equal" but its not.
There are so many things that are taken away from me because of segregation, and black codes. I cant even find work because people don't want someone of my race working for them, Right now the only work I've been doing is sharecropping. Hopefully after reconstruction I will be able to get a job and have civil rights.