What are some examples of segregation and the jim crow laws in the 1940s-1960s

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"Jim Crow" laws were those established across the American South in the century following the end of Reconstruction and the withdrawal of federal troops who had imposed more equitable policies following the Civil War and passage of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The South's rejection of the fundamental tenets of the amendment would soon be manifested in the passage of laws intended to prevent black enfranchisement, and in the wholesale terrorization of the region's African American population. Among those laws, the Jim Crow laws were prohibitions against being unemployed, against being literate, and against utilizing the same public facilities (e.g., water fountains, restrooms) as those used by whites. Each state maintained its own set of laws intended to marginalize blacks and to ensure that they remained subordinate to whites. Specific examples include Alabama's prohibition on whites and blacks dining together in restaurants; Georgia's prohibition on the cutting of white girls' hair by black barbers; Mississippi's ban on interracial marriages; and South Carolina's prohibition on the adoption of white children by black families. A more comprehensive list of Jim Crow laws is provided at the link below (www.ferris.edu. . .)

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