North American Racism


November 30, 2023

The American Civil War (1861–65) was fought over slavery and ultimately led to the emancipation of all slaves in the United States in 1863. However, Blacks in America faced many hurdles in the years that followed. For roughly a century after the war, the Jim Crow laws made racial segregation legal, denying Black people the “right to vote, hold jobs, get an education, or other opportunities.” Opposition was typically met with violence, imprisonment, fines, and even death. In 1955, Rosa Park...

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