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  • A century before the fight to end Jim Crow segregation laws, Octavius Valentine Catto was leading a civil rights movement in Philadelphia.

  • The Court invalidated that Jim Crow regulation as an unconstitutional violation of property rights and economic liberty under the 14th Amendment.

  • Emboldened by Plessy, the Virginia General Assembly in 1900 passed the state’s first Jim Crow transportation law, demanding separate railroad cars for blacks and whites.

  • Some key combatants — Jim Crow laws (a systematic legal basis for segregating and discriminating), denial of civil rights and the full rights of citizenship and equality.

  • After the Civil War, the Democrats overwhelmingly opposed the Thirteenth Amendment freeing the slaves, the Fourteenth Amendment granting equal rights under law, and the Fifteenth Amendment giving blacks the right to vote.

  • Yet just as those who ‘prefer’ legislation must admit that legislation sometimes goes awry – I offer Jim Crow legislation as a classic example – those of us who ‘prefer’ law must admit that law sometimes goes awry.

  • Our history of slavery, Jim Crow laws, redline districts, lynching, sundown towns, Native-American genocide, and Japanese internment camps testifies to a system that has systematically victimized people of color.

  • “The Twelve-Mile Straight,” Eleanor Henderson’s second novel, plunges you into the Jim Crow South with stunning fierceness .

  • This view was used to justify Jim Crow laws and became engrained in the American consciousness through films such as the 1915 drama Birth of a Nation, where the KKK is portrayed as heroes "saving" the South from incompetent black politicians.

  • Not only that, Confederate traitors would enact Jim Crow laws negating the Civil Rights Act of 1866 which had extended to black Americans many of the rights previously enjoyed exclusively by whites.