Segregation in the 1930s

McCall Budzius and Stephen Wright

Segregation

"Segregation in the United States consists of the legal or socially enforced separation of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities from mainstream society both in public and private spheres."(segregation ABC ClIO) In the North this began during the early 19th century and in the South during the late 19th century. There were many court cases and laws passed during this period of time of people who tried to change this. As well as many important people who inspire others today and who made an impact on our society.

Events of Segregation

Segregation lead up to many court cases like the Brown v. Board of Education. "Here, the Court overturned the doctrine of separate but equal that had been sanctioned in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and declared that segregation would have no place in U.S. public education." (Brown v. Board of Education ABC CLIO) As well as the Plessy v. Ferguson that was most important for the meaning of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendment. These different events definitely led up to desegregation. An important group was the SNCC. or the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee which were protests of African-American college students who were against segregation in the south. Segregation in the south was a main problem and many people and groups had different opinions.

Famous People

Extra Information

Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Movement

The NAACP or National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was a civil rights movement whose major objective was to encourage racial integration through education and lobbying. They were formed by a committee and had many signers. As of today the NAACP is becoming more and more significant.

Sources

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