Jim Crow laws were a series of ordinances and statues in American communities intended to keep white people and black people segregated, according to Ferris State University. These "laws" were in effect from 1877 to the ... More »

"The New Jim Crow" is about systemic racism in the American criminal justice system. It focuses on how the "War on Drugs" unfairly targets African-American men and how the justice system functions as a form of race contr... More »

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W. E. B. Du Bois was the first African-American to receive a PhD from Harvard, co-founded the NAACP, and supported African-American civil rights as their most well-known spokesman in the early 20th century. He was born o... More »

The purpose of the Jim Crow laws was to segregate and disenfranchise black Americans. The Jim Crow system, which was a racial caste class in actuality, was a series of immutable anti-black laws that mainly deprived Afric... More »

Jim Crow was a character developed during the 1820s by a stage performer named Thomas Rice. According to Ferris State University, Rice may have been inspired to create the character by a personal encounter with either an... More »

The new Jim Crow refers to the disenfranchisement and marginalization of African-Americans who were imprisoned under the American criminal justice system, reports National Public Radio. Decades ago, about 12 states in th... More »

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The Jim Crow laws legally segregated blacks from whites in the southern United States, from the Reconstruction period following the Civil War until the 1950s and 1960s, when they were repealed. Although the laws guarante... More »