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Staunton’s “Other Park”

There are two parks in the small city of Staunton, Virginia.   During the time of segregation, whites were able to use Gypsy Hill Park at will, but the black residents of the city were only allowed to visit the … Continue reading

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The Jim Crow South

Examples of Jim Crow laws From the 1880s into the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through “Jim Crow” laws (so called after a black character in minstrel shows). From Delaware to California, and from North Dakota to … Continue reading

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