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Jim Crow Era (1876 - 1954): Laws and Policies affecting African Americans

Federal Laws

1879 Naturalization Act for person of African Origin
1883 Nullification of Civil Rights Act of 1875
1890 Morrill Act (2nd)
1896 Plessey v. Ferguson (Supreme Court Rule that "separate but equal" facilities was constitutional
1915 Supreme Court declared restrictive residential ordinances in Louisville Kentucky illegal
1921 Immigration Act (Johnson Act)
1924 Immigration Act (Johnson-Reed Act)



Vernellia R. Randall
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Professor Emerita of Law
The University of Dayton School of Law


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