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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Legal segregation began in 1896 when the Supreme Court sanctioned legal separation of the black and white races in the ruling H.A. Plessy v. J.H. Ferguson, but the decision was overruled in 1954. The Supreme Court in 189... More »

Apartheid began in 1948 in South Africa, and was put to an end in 1994. Apartheid was a systemic form of racial segregation that was enacted and enforced through legislation by the National Party. More »

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was responsible for outlawing segregation across the country, and for also banning discrimination in hiring processes based on sex, religion or race. While initially passed in 1964, the bill ... More »

Legal segregation began in 1896 when the Supreme Court sanctioned legal separation of the black and white races in the ruling H.A. Plessy v. J.H. Ferguson, but the decision was overruled in 1954. The Supreme Court in 189... More »

Between 1958 and 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested 30 times for demonstrating and participating in non-violent protests against segregation. During his 1963 imprisonment, he wrote "Letter from Birmingham Jai... More »

Segregationists wanted to impeach Earl Warren because, through his leadership on the U.S. Supreme Court, the segregation of public schools was ruled unconstitutional in a unanimous decision. This prompted legislation tha... More »