By Megan Myers
.:Segregation and How it Began:.
After slavery was gone, African Americans were 'free'. They had the right to vote, due to the fifteenth amendment, though few voted, and had 'legal citizenship'. Though all this, during 1873-1883 the Supreme Court at the time passed laws against African Americans. And in 1896, passed a law to legally separate white, and black people. These laws are sometimes considered the Jim Crow Laws.
The Jim Crow Laws
Punishments could be given for putting the races together in,
Juvenile Delinquents(separate housing),
Pool and Billiard Rooms,
And any other thing that could 'mingle' the two races.
Brown vs Board of Eucation
The 'Brown vs Board of Education' was actually a series of five cases, all about segregation in schools.
Cases-Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Briggs v. Elliot, Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County (VA.), Boiling v. Sharpe, and Gebhart v. Ethel.
Argued that black schools were unequal to white's, it was brought up that the school system made black children feel inferior to the white children, making the saying 'Seperate But Equal' inadequate.
Facilities, Toilet. "Jim Crow Laws." National Parks Service. National Parks Service, 09 Jan. 2014. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.