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Lectures in History: End of Slavery to Segregation

1904 Cartoon of White &

1904 Cartoon of White & "Jim Crow" Railcars (John McCutcheon)

Lawrence, Kansas
Saturday, June 15, 2013

University of Kansas professor Shawn Leigh Alexander teaches a class on the period following the end of slavery to the beginning of segregation. Professor Alexander discusses the failed Civil Rights Act of 1875, the Supreme Court ‘s 1896 “separate but equal” ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, and African American journalist Ida B. Wells work to expose the horrors of lynching in the United States. The University of Kansas is in Lawrence.
 

Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:05am (ET)

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