Segregation By: Matt KruSinski

Racial Segregation is a term that is used to describe separation of people. Back in the late 1940's and in the 1950's, people were separated depending on their race. They were separated in restaurants, schools, bathrooms, TransportIon and water fountains. African Americans did not have the same rights as white Americans.

As seen here, water fountains were one of the things that certain races can drink out of. I'm happy to have nothing like this in today's world.

While Jim Crow regulated the enforced separation between white and African American Restaurants, today we find that many restaurant workers are segregated, depending on their work positions. This would mainly be found in fine-dining establishments.

This image is a prime example of a fine-dining restaurant, likely to have different people working at different working positions.

Back in June of 1892, a man names Homer Plessy, who appeared as a white man, but was 1/8 African American. On a flight from New Orleans to Covington, Louisiana, had sat in the "whites only" railroad car to test Louisiana's segregation laws, and he was not alone in this fight either.

As seen in this picture here, people were fighting for their share of rights during the time of segregation.

Ever since world war ||, Jim Crow promoted that seperate race bathrooms (blacks and whites) were to be seperate, and each race would have their own bathroom. However, whites defended these segregated spaces with violence. Worse things had started to happen, and eventually, the civil rights made things equal.

This is what it looked like back in the late 1940's and into the 1950's. There were seperate bathrooms for different races.

In 1954, the ruling in Brown vs. the board of education ended segregation in the United States. Ten years later, the South resisted enforcement of the court's decision.

In the picture above, this describes school segregation, as white people do not want to be in the same school with other races.


Created with images by TradingCardsNPS - "Ending Segregation in the Military" • WikiImages - "discrimination racism people of color" • j3net - "Midtown Parking Center Wilmington Delaware" • Ron Cogswell - "Virginia Civil Rights Memorial -- State Capitol Grounds Richmond (VA) 2012"

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