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Jim Crow laws

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Definition laws that mandated or encouraged segregation of African Americans between 1876 and 1965
  • Then industrialization began, the Jim Crow laws were passed, and the races were again segregated.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • "Compilation of Jim Crow Laws of the South," the cover reads.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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