42d. Booker T. Washington

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Subject:
U.S. History, Law, General Law
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Level:
Middle School, High School
Language:
English
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration, Reading
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Abstract:
At the dawn of the 20th century, nine out of ten African Americans lived in the South. Jim Crow laws of segregation ruled the land. The Supreme Court upheld the power of the Southern states to create two "separate but equal" societies with its 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson opinion. It would be for a later Supreme Court to judge that they fell short of the "equal" requirement.

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