Jim Crow laws
The Jim Crow laws were a number of laws of the United States. These laws were enforced in different states between 1876 and 1965. They were about segregating black and white people in all public buildings. Black people were usually treated worse than white people. This segregation was also done in the army and in schools. In 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled that such segregation in state-run schools was against the US constitution. The decision is known as Brown v. Board of Education today. The other Jim Crow laws were abolished in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The NAACP fought against the Jim Crow laws.