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Segregation ordinances : Birmingham, AL

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Title:Segregation ordinances : Birmingham, AL

In the years immediately following the Civil War, the Supreme Court passed federal legislation granting African Americans citizenship rights. But by 1910, all of the former Confederate states had adopted segregation laws of their own, designed to prevent African Americans from participating fully in American society. In this primary source document from 1951, the city of Birmingham, Alabama spells out its segregation ordinances, the laws requiring the separation of the races in restaurants, public performance spaces, public transportation, and other social venues.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: Understanding White Supremacy; Taking a Stand.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Regulations (executive records) | MovingImage
Subjects:Gober, James--Trials, litigation, etc. | Peterson, James Richard--Trials, litigation, etc. | Segregation--Law and legislation--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | African American veterans | United States. Supreme Court | Gober v. City of Birmingham | Peterson v. City of Greenville, 1963 | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund | Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.5206608, -86.80249
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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