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  • The confluence of race and sex was a powerful force in dismantling Reconstruction after the Civil War, sustaining Jim Crow laws for a century and fueling divisive racial politics throughout the twentieth century In the aftermath of slavery, the creation of a system of racial hierarchy and segregation was largely designed to prevent intimate relationships like Walter and Karen’s—relationships that were, in fact, legally prohibited by "anti-miscegenation statutes" (the word miscegenation…
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Then industrialization began, the Jim Crow laws were passed, and the races were again segregated.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • But within barely a decade, the Klan had been extinguished, largely by legal and military interventions out of Washington, D.C. If the Klan itself was defeated, however, its aims had largely been achieved through the establishment of Jim Crow laws.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • "Compilation of Jim Crow Laws of the South," the cover reads.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • I think all she saw were Jim Crow laws, some…booklet I’d picked up at the library but…I can’t say for sure.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • " When I tell him that Hilly found the Jim Crow laws in my satchel, his chin drops and I can see that I’ve confirmed something Hilly already told him about me—something he had the naive trust not to believe.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • I was feeling the very thing that the state of Mississippi had spent millions of dollars to make sure that I would never feel; I was becoming aware of the thing that the Jim Crow laws had been drafted and passed to keep out of my consciousness; I was acting on impulses that southern senators in the nation’s capital had striven to keep out of Negro life; I was beginning to dream the dreams that the state had said were wrong, that the schools had said were taboo.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
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