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    Understanding Jim Crow Laws: History, Impact, and Legacy

    What were the origins and history of Jim Crow laws? Jim Crow laws were state and local statutes in the United States that enforced racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s. The term “Jim Crow” originated from a character in minstrel shows, which were popular forms of entertainment in the late 19th century…

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