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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

From the film Freedom Riders: Jim Crow Laws

  • Aired: 09/20/2008
  • 00:19
  • Rating: NR
The segregation and disenfranchisement laws known as "Jim Crow" created a system of racial apartheid across the American South for more than 75 years. The laws affected almost every aspect of daily life, mandating segregation of schools, parks, libraries, drinking fountains, restrooms, buses, trains, and restaurants.
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