Jim Crow Laws: Plessy Vs. Ferguson Case

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Jim Crow laws were used to legally segregate African Americans from whites after slavery was eliminated. These laws were “separate but equal” and justified by the Supreme Court in the Plessy vs Ferguson case. Most of the Jim Crow laws prevented mixed couples from marrying. The laws even physically separated blacks from whites in public places such as restaurants and schools. There were penalties to be faced if anyone was caught opposing or breaking the laws. This injustice continued in numerous states across America until the 1960s. While I find all of the laws to be alarming since they were actually enforced upon real human beings, there are three that disturb me the most. In Alabama, white female nurses were not required to work in hospitals
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