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AFRO Coverage of Jim Crow-WWII: 1942-1967

1942-1967: AFRO Reports the Battles Against Jim Crow Racism–World War II, Southern Injustice

World War II revealed that African Americans are just as patriotic as the rest of America despite the types of treatment they were subjected to in every aspect of American life. The Jim Crow system of discriminatory practices had...

Oct. 5, 1957 – ‘Little Rock Nine’ describes 1st day in integrated school

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – “it was really pleasant and everyone was extra nice today.” That was the reaction of Miss Melba Patillo, pretty and vivacious junior, after her first day of integrated classes at Central High School. She was one of...