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Remembering Jim Crow

is a companion to a radio documentary, and examines the system that, for much of the 20th century, barred many African Americans from their rights as U.S. citizens. Read personal histories of segregation. See a sampling of Jim Crow laws. Learn how African Americans fought economic hardships imposed by Jim Crow and how they built social institutions to combat segregation. (American RadioWorks, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Interesting Fact:

Mississippi Jim Crow Law: Any person guilty of printing, publishing or circulating matter urging or presenting arguments in favor of social equality or of intermarriage between whites and negroes, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Photo of 'Colored' Waiting Room from Durham, NC, 1940. Photo: Jack Delano / Library of Congress (LC)

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