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Letters from Baby Boomers about Jim Crow

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The Honorable Anthony Reeves

The Honorable Anthony Reeves


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This video is the first of a series of “Q&A” provided by loved ones who share their experiences AFTER Jim Crow.   These experiences are conveyed through a series of questions answered via letters.  The following questions asked were:

1) What happened around you when you found out MLK had been assassinated?
2) How did you find out Segregation was outlawed?
3) What was the first place you visited after integration?
4) Was there any place you visited who still refused to serve you even though the Civil Rights Act had been passed?
5) Name a place you refused to go to even though you were allowed to go.  Why would you not go there?
6) Do you know of people who were still afraid to vote even though the Voting Rights Act of 1965 had passed?  Why were they afraid to vote?