What was the effect of Jim Crow laws?

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Mar 6, 2017

The Jim Crow laws implemented racial segregation in the former Confederate States.


Jim Crow is a term often to refer to Segregation in the United States. They restricted the rights of colored people very strictly and unfairly and enacte a forced separation of all public spaces.

African Americans ha to endure a very fierce discrimination that would only end in the 1960s thanks to Civil Rights Activism and people like Martin Luther King.

The former Confederate States that had fought against the Union during the Civil War all implemented this kind of legislation. The Supreme Court of the United States enabled them in 1896 with the Plessy vs Ferguson deicision to carry on this form of discrimination with the notion of "separate but equal".