Jim Crow Laws & Civil Rights Today

By: Alyssa Saenz, Jacqui Kniffen, Turner Harris

Jim Crow Laws and Civil Rights Today

The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876
and 1965. They mandated ''de jure'' racial segregation in all public facilities, with a
supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans.

Root Cause of Social Inequality

The root cause for social inequality was slavery. Lincoln did issue the Emancipation Proclamation at the beginning of 1863, which on paper freed slaves in the states of the Confederacy that had seceded from the United States.

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