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Jim Crow Era
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1896 - 1960s
Jim Crow Eras
Jim Crow Era
A period of strict racial
Separatism (segregation) between whites and Blacks that existed in the American south for over sixty years.
Whites and Blacks were separated in
Strict racial lines were drawn and they were
backed by laws.
Plessey v Ferguson 1896
Was a case that involved public transportation in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Homer Plessey, a black man, was removed from a section of a street car that was reserved for white riders.
He filed a lawsuit that went all the way to the US Supreme Court.
In 1896 the Supreme Court ruled that laws that restricted contact between the races were constitutional.
Public facilities could be separate but they had to be equal
next to enslavement, was the most horrific action perpetrated against Blacks in US history
were rarely, if ever, prosecuted for their criminal acts of violence
During the late 1800s and early 1900s white terrorist groups
like the ______ began to launch attacks on Blacks.
These ______were designed to intimidate Blacks by injuring
and killing them and by destroying their property
mob execution, usually by hanging and often accompanied by torture and mutilation of alleged criminals
Emmitt Till Lynching
infamous case of the mid-twentieth century
1955 Money, Mississippi
Emmitt Till - 14 year old African American boy from Chicago
Visiting relatives in Mississippi for the summer
Allegedly accosted a white woman in a store
August 24 1955
.Two nights later he was kidnapped by the woman's husband and his half brother.
The two men beat him, tortured him, shot him and threw him in the Tallahatchie river
Till's body was found several days later
The two men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam were arrested and charged with murder
They were tried by an all male all white jury and were acquitted.
A year later they told how the murdered Till to a reporter for_____magazine for an undisclosed amount of money.
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