Independence Day is a Widely Celebrated National Holiday here in America, “Land of the Free”. I laugh every time I hear the phrase. Every year millions of Black People spend billions of dollars celebrating July America’s Independence, but I.
Jim Crow Laws. "Jim Crow" was the name of the racial caste system which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and border states, between 1877 and the mid-1960s. Under Jim Crow, African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens. Jim Crow represented the legitimization of anti-Black racism. Blacks had little legal recourse against these laws as the criminal justice system was all-White. Violence was instrumental for Jim Crow as a method of social control.