Between the years 1877 and the mid-1960’s

Between the years 1877 and the mid-1960’s, in the southern and border states operated a repressive system of anti-black laws known as “Jim Crow” that restricted the liberties and rights of black people. It was forbidden to blacks to social interact with white people which induced to a racial segregation in public transport, restrooms, schools, parks, jobs, facilities and importantly in legal recourse. Jim Crow was also known as a term used to refer to blacks in a derogative manner. In 1896 the philosophy of “Separate but equal” came to effect after the Supreme Court decision declaring that racial separation did not necessarily mean an abrogation of equality.