Segregation And Equality: The Jim Crow Laws

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The Jim Crow Laws were state-level legal codes of segregation against the blacks in the South. After the Federal government removed troops from the last of the Southern states, effectively ending Southern Reconstruction for good, there were no longer any barriers against the Southern whites foul treatment against the freed black men. In Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court backed South's segregationist social order by claiming that is was Constitutional to segregate the blacks with "separate but equal" facilities. The only problem was, the blacks weren't given equal conditions. The schools for their children were of a terribly poor standard. Practically all of their segregated public accommodations were inferior. Segregated rail cars, theaters,
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