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Unformatted text preview: th Amendment Southern states enacted “Jim Crow laws.” They were designed to allow states and the private sector to segregate blacks and whites. Examples of Jim Crow laws: Legal segregation in public accommodations (lunch counters, water fountains, parks) Separate school systems Economic peonage (unfair wages for blacks) Violence against blacks (lynchings, KKK) Miscegenation (forbidding racial intermarriage) http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm Sense of Life under Jim Crow: Williams, p. 106-107 Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) – Supreme Court sanctioned segregation in the “separate but equal” doctrine. The Court held that Louisiana’s law segregating races on railway cars did not violate the 13 th and/or 14 th amendments. The Supreme Court would not overturn Plessy until 1954....
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- Fall '09
- Dred Scott, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution