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Institutionalized Minority Degradation

Institutionalized Minority Degradation

This shows an image of the water fountains for both white people and coloured people. The whites water fountain looks clean and bigger and like a proper fountain where as the coloured fountain is smaller and looks like a simple tap.

Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States. Enacted after the Reconstruction period, these laws continued to be enforced until 1965. In this image, an African-American man drinks at a "colored" water fountain in a streetcar terminal in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1939.

An African-American man drinking at a "colored" drinking fountain in a streetcar terminal in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1939

Gordan Parks | Black children looking in on a whites-only playground | Mobile, Alabama | 1956

A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights Images

Post with 1787 votes and 3049124 views. "Black children watching as white children play in a whites only park, by rfd_ahsn in pics

Plessy V Ferguson. A segregated drinking fountain in the South c.1960

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This shows the water fountains and that the white people has better water fountains than the blacks. - Richard Campos

"whites" had the expensive, fancier things and "blacks" had the old, filthy things. They were unfair to the blacks although in the Jim crow laws the blacks received "separate but equal treatment"- Anayeli

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today: What the U.S. Really Owes Black America | Alternet

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

They are precious in HIS sight....

A powerful statement to address one of my pet peeves. kids looking for the 'peach' crayon and asking, "where's the skin color crayon?" I always reply with a small handful of various shades. Would be nice if everyone's crayon box was like this.

Hope for Africa "Did you know in Florida during slavery slave masters would take a enslaved black child tie a rope around his or her legs put them in the water and use them for... ALLIGATOR BAIT. Two movies in 1900 “Alligator Bait” and “Gator and the Pickaninny.” both showed and proved this practice.There were many advertisements and postcards in the South that proved this was real."

In Florida during slavery, slave masters would take a enslaved black child tie a rope around his or her legs put them in the water and use them for ALLIGATOR BAIT. There were many advertisements and postcards in the South that proved this was real

Danny Lyon, from Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement - yes, this was normal.

[© Danny Lyon]Segregated drinking fountains in the county courthouse in Albany, Georgia. By Danny Lyon, from Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery

Mugshots of Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961. I love their faces and the range of emotions. All the tiny and not so tiny smiles, as if they know something. I wonder if they knew they'd win.

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961.

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, They fought for the rights of others. We must not ever forget their commitment to the civil rights movement.

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