Sunday, April 2, 2017
This post is about racial segregation in America from the 1890's to the 1990's. This article describes the various segregation laws during this time period, and how these laws affected the african american community. Segregation is, as the article states, a separation of people based on their religion, race, class, or age. Racial segregation was extremely apparent during this time period. Almost everywhere, there would be signs indicating "whites" or "colored" people only. All bathrooms, restaurants, hotels, and other public spaces were segregated under the Plessy vs. Ferguson act which called for a "separate but equal" mindset. Segregation ended after the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments by the end of the century. After holding many speeches, rallies, and protests, the black community was granted total equality with the help of many influential leaders such as WEB Dubois and Martin Luther King Jr.