One prominent example of racial segregation in the United States was the Jim Crow laws, a series of policies in effect from 1876 to 1965. Jim Crow laws segregated people of color from whites in housing, jobs, schools, pu... More »

Racial segregation finished de jure in the United States in 1954, when a series of Supreme Court decisions were enforced in that sense. However, de facto segregation continued until the 1970s and persists in various degr... More »

In the United States, segregation started in the 1840s. Segregation was not legal until 1896, however, when the ruling came in Plessy v. Ferguson from the U.S. Supreme Court. More »

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In the 1930s, segregation in America was reversed in the federal government thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, and many African American leaders were asking blacks to focus on helping themselves; however, ... More »

The laws that enforced segregation in the south were the Jim Crow laws. The laws earned the name "Jim Crow" from a black character in the minstrel shows. States, such as Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, California and North... More »

Rosa Parks is regarded as an American hero because she was at the forefront of the eventual dissolution of segregation laws in the United States. She did this by resisting unjust laws of the time that were designed to pr... More »

Racial segregation finished de jure in the United States in 1954, when a series of Supreme Court decisions were enforced in that sense. However, de facto segregation continued until the 1970s and persists in various degr... More »