The Jim Crow South
The Jim Crow Laws, which took their name from an old minstrel song, were passed in the American south to oppress the black population. The laws varied from state to state, but in general they supported segregation of the races and created obstacles to keep blacks from voting. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the doctrine of "separate but equal" in the landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896.
A site designed for teachers with resources about the Jim Crow period in the American South.