Jim Crow Laws & Civil Rights Today
By: Alyssa Saenz, Jacqui Kniffen, Turner Harris
Jim Crow Laws and Civil Rights Today
and 1965. They mandated ''de jure'' racial segregation in all public facilities, with a
supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans.
Both races could work side by side in the same work place, as long as the black knew there social standpoint. For example a water fountain, one was nice and clean, the other not so nice.
African-Americans were freed from slavery in 1865. But they were still not treated fairly in many parts of our country. Many people would not hire blacks for jobs or sell them homes. Blacks could not use many public buildings or even ride in the front of a bus in some places. It's embedded in culture.
Today is better but African Americans are still treated unfairly. That has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status, denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.
The legislative was most effective in enacting and maintaining discriminatory laws that kept Jim Crow alive well into the 1960s.
Many Southern blacks had become politically active after the Civil War, but after 1877, most lost the right to vote or to hold government positions.
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