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Marge Runkle

Jim Crow Laws - 0 views

  • After the American Civil War most states in the South passed anti-African American legislation. These became known as Jim Crow laws. This included laws that discriminated against African Americans with concern to attendance in public schools and the use of facilities such as restaurants, theaters, hotels, cinemas and public baths. Trains and buses were also segregated and in many states marriage between whites and African American people.
    • Marge Runkle
      This defines the Jim Crow Laws
  • Jim Crow laws were tested in 1896 by Homer Plessey when convicted in Louisiana for riding in a white only railway car. Plessey took his case to the Supreme Court but the justices voted in favour of the Louisiana Court. William B. Brown established the legality of segregation as long as facilities were kept "separate but equal". Only one of the justices, John Harlan, disagreed with this decision.
Marge Runkle

Archiving Early America: Primary Source Material from 18th Century America - 0 views

    This is nice site but don't forget the Karpele's Documents on SAS
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