The Jim Crow Timeline 1870 to 1875

This is a chronicle of the timeline of denial of access and inhumane treatment that African-American/Blacks had to endure in these United States of America. In spite of monumental barriers, dehumanizing acts of terror and gross  injustices committed against African-American/Blacks, we are still STANDING. When the “Most High” is with you, survival is a foregone conclusion…

1870
Virginia Prohibits School Desegregation
A Virginia law prohibits black and white children from attending the same schools. The measure will be renewed in 1882, 1902, 1930, 1956, and 1958.
1870
Tennessee Restricts Schools
A Tennessee law prohibits black and white children from attending the same schools. The measure will be renewed in 1873, 1901, 1925, and 1932.
1872
West Virginia Constitution Restricts Schools
The West Virginia Constitution is amended to state, “White and colored persons shall not be taught in the same school.”3 In 1873, 1901, and 1931, the state legislature will create laws to enforce the constitutional mandate.
1873
West Virginia Restricts Records
According to a West Virginia law, official records of black births, marriages, and deaths cannot be kept in the same books that contain records of white births, marriages, and deaths.
1875
Missouri Separates Schools
The Missouri Constitution requires separate public schools for black children. In 1887, 1889, and 1929, the state legislature will create laws to enforce this constitutional mandate.
1875
North Carolina Separates Schools
The North Carolina Constitution requires separate public schools for black children. In 1901, 1903, and 1931, the state legislature will create laws to enforce this constitutional mandate.
1875
Alabama Separates Schools
The Alabama Constitution requires separate public schools for black children. In 1878, 1901, 1927, 1940, and 1957, the state legislature will create laws to enforce this constitutional mandate.

1875
Booker T. Washington Graduates
Booker T. Washington graduates with honors from the Hampton Institute, a black vocational school in Hampton, Virginia.

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