The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow A Century of Segregation
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In the first decades of the Jim Crow era, descendants of pre-1867 voters were exempted from the strict voting regulations in many southern states. Not coincidentally, only whites voted in the South before 1867. Though African Americans voted in huge numbers during the Reconstruction era, that time is over; today, you must run the gauntlet of requirements to even have a chance to vote.
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