In order to understand why the African American population was treated like second class citizens during the Jim Crow Era, it is important to understand why slavery started in the south. Slaves were first brought to the United States in the early 17th century from Africa, because they were cheaper and could provide plentiful amounts of labor fo...
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...Court decided that this was not unlawful, Chief Justin Earl Warren made the final decision saying “"We conclude that the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." This was the first time that the African Americans began to see themselves making strides towards being equal.
The African American race suffered one of the hardest times in American history from slavery to the Jim Crow era. They were treated like second class citizens just because they had a different color of skin. They lived most of their lives being completely segregated from the rest of their community and were beaten or killed for no reason. They fought hard to make changes and risked their lives, and even still today they continue to fight racism, but they have come a long way since the Jim Crow era and will continue to fight on.
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