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Unformatted text preview: boost MEGA PM 01 06 Face of Freedom : Jim Crow How Did the Government Respond to Jim Crow ? After Alarmsmetin ended in 19/ 1. It seemed to many African Americans and white workwithusers that the government had turned his back on them . The Supreme Court did In thing to merturn obstacles At African American voters In fact , as African Americans were losing their letting rights they were also being further segregated from white society At the end of the toth century many southern states created racial segregation laws that separated white silicons and African Americans in schools , hospitals , parks and on railroads These laws were known as Jim Crow laws , named for a white minstrel who blackened his face to create an offensive stereotype of an African American Struggle for Equality To many people . these segregation laws violated the Fourteenth Amendment , which holds that no state shall " deprive any person of life , liberty , or property . " Arguments about the constitutionality of laws ensuring racial segregation finally reached the Supreme Court 896 . In Plessy v . Ferguson , the court upheld segregation as constitutional As long as the services provided to white and black citizens were of equal quality , it was legal for the races to be separated . However , equality in theory was very different from equality in practice Segregated Southern schools educated white students and African American Students . But the white students had new textbooks and clean , well - lighted facilities . African Americans had to make do with tom , out of - date books . Often several grades of African American students were crowded into a single room African Americans found themselves in a biter struggle . They had to fight for their rights without the help of the federal government . It was the nadir of race relations in the United States . For many African Americans there was litle choice . To remain in the South was to Face poverty . violence , and discrimination . Leaving the South seemed to be the only option...
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