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African-American History

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Jim Crow LawsThe Jim Crow laws were a set of laws and social norms enforced in the southern states. The Jim Crow laws was given  its name from  performers who would imitate blacks slaves and they degraded them with stereotypes, and  using their platform portraying blacks in a negative way, degrading an entire race of people based on skin color. Between the late 1870s to the 1950s. These laws were used as a way to oppress African Americans. For over several decades the laws created a racial hierarchy with the whites always at the top. White people felt as though they were superior to blacks and used that to abuse their "power"Some of the laws included:segregation in restaurants, public transportation, and education. Any public place there was always designated areas for colored and whites. There is even a Jim Crow Museum of racist memorabilia, The museum is meant to educate visitors on the history of deep rooted racism. Show the images and art during this period of time. The Museum shares the history of years of slavery, segregation, and art. It is an important museum to help remind us to not let this happen again, and to treat all people with Athea Tayag

Brown vs Board of Education 1954:This case was brought into the light after the parents of Linda Brown was denied from attending a white school in Topeka, Kansas.On May 17, 1954 The Supreme Court decided that segregation in schools was a direct violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, "No state shall.. deny to any person within it jurisdiction the equal protection of laws." So segregation was declared later as unconstitutional. "Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."This decision has impacted education from that day on. Black and White were now given the right for equal education. The ruling has changed racial barriers, but even to the present day racism is still a problem.



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