CoCo and Jess^2 Tackle Civil Rights
Jim Crow Laws were laws that declared that blacks and whites remain separate, but equal. You should know that although that was the motto, it was NOT in the slightest bit equal. White boys protesting school with African Americans. Jim Crow Laws. Separate yet equal? Even Public Officers had to remain separate. White men didn't want to go to school with African Americans. Knowing that this was how African Americans were treated, how does this make you feel? Was it really equal?
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow . Jim Crow Stories . Plessy v. Ferguson
THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement. It was a brutal and oppressive era in American history, but during this time, large numbers of African Americans bravely fought against the status quo, acquiring many opportunities for African Americans.
Only for White: Vintage Photos of Public Transport's Racism in the U.S., 1955
In 1955, the patience of Negroes in Montgomery (Alabama, USA) snapped. White finally Ueli black fences in public transport. By then the law, blacks did not have to take the bus the first four series of "whites only." If all the seats "for whites only" were busy, sitting blacks had to yield a white passenger place. And negros boycott the buses. To join the black population sympathetic whites. Buses were empty. Under the pressure of the public authorities surrendered and offensive to the…
1950: Woman By Virginia Beach Sign That Says "Colored Only"
Before the Civil Rights movement brought forth change in the United States, the country was still very much segregated in the 1950’s and Miami was not excluded. Here’s a photo of a woman holding a “Virginia Beach” sign after a hurricane blew it down. The sign itself is an official Dade County sign and has the words “Colored Only” plastered on it. In 1945, Virginia Key Beach was touted as “the only public beach for the ‘exclusive use of Negroes’ in Dade County.” A cringing memory and reminder…
The Evolution of Technology: #Coffee | Evolution of Technology Series, Weekly Columns | Bruce Sallan
Our series continues with the evolution of home coffee machines. Is there anything more ubiquitous in our lives?
A "Colored Balcony" sign at a segregated theater. Birmingham had a well-deserved reputation as the most segregated and racially violent city in the deep South, 1963. Photo credit: Bob Adelman
The Shifting Grounds of Race by Scott Kurashige
Introduction In the middle of 1943, Arthur Miley, an aide to Los Angeles County supervisor John Anson Ford, declared, “From all I heard it appears that Little Tokyo is going to be one big headache.” Conditions of squalor in the congested, segregated neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles alarmed public officials, social workers, and ethnic community leaders. Large families routinely occupied storefronts, warehouses, and churches never intended for human habitation. With others living in…
Signs of discrimination
Fucked up...... © Bruce Davidson - Hampton, Virginia, 1962 © Danny Lyon - Birmingham, Alabama, 1962 © John Vachon - Sisseton, South Dakota, 1939 see more here
Angelic Guidance, (c)2011 Pencil art by fine artist, BUENA.
Gigantic Golden-Winged- Angel stepping forth like the Nike of Samathrace guiding the way with a lit lantern; the Word, an instruction guide (bk) resting on a p…
Ambassador Highlights Segregation in Raleigh Restaurants
On April 30, 1963, Angie Brooks and Allard Lowenstein attempted to have lunch together at two restaurants in downtown Raleigh but they were denied service because Brooks was African. Angie Brooks, …
'We don't serve colored people here': Growing up black in Chambersburg before equal rights
Mildred Kelly, 90, describes what it was like growing up in Chambersburg before the civil rights movement, and how things changed in the decades since.
Sundown Towns: America's Secret Shame - InfoBarrel
America has gone from the overt racism of obvious "Sundown Towns" ("Don't let the sun set on you in [...]") to the more self-deleuded and "dignified" racism of modern "sundown towns" like the all-white Darien, CT. Sundown towns, unofficial apartheid in America, is its secret shame.