Jim Crow signs were placed above water fountains, door entrances, and in front of all public facilities. In most instances, the black facilities were far inferior to that of the whites, generally being older and significantly less-well-kept.
The Supreme Court case, Plessy vs. Ferguson, stated that being separate but equal was okay. Later that case was overturned in 1954 with the Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education. This case was important because it brought segregation into the US, which left a negative impact in the American society.
This is a quote from an activist named Nelson Mandala. He was someone during this time period who really impacted the Civil Rights era. He changed peoples lives in Little Rock Arkansas for the better. For example, African Americans lives like Liz were improved because earlier in time it was difficult for her and her family members to deal with society but now African Americans are treated more equally.
Maybe their unwillingness to give blatant human rights stems from their failure to eradicate them. There were actual government plans to do so; moving them to reservations with hospitals staffed by government workers who would sterilize women without their knowledge after their first child, and taking their female children and raising them "white " then marrying them to white men to literally breed them out of existence.
The beginning of the U.S. Police force. While the previous pinner did not include a website for this image, on the Eastern Kentucky Univ. site I found, "The institution of slavery and the control of minorities, however, were two of the more formidable historic features of American society shaping early policing." http://plsonline.eku.edu/insidelook/brief-history-slavery-and-origins-american-policing