Although post-Civil War legislation gave African-Americans the right to vote and become citizens, they were soon denied these through other means, such as the Jim Crow laws. It took almost 100 years for African-Americans to actually be able to exercise their right to vote. What were some of the ways African-Americans fought back against the Jim Crow laws? How did they eventually get the actual right to vote? Why did it take the US so long to achieve this? Make sure to use specific facts and details to support your argument.