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This exhibition, which commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement, as well as the far-reaching impact the act had on a changing society.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the primary purpose of this documentary project was to record and preserve the living memory of African American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s.
Although slavery had ended, this did not mean that black Americans were entirely free. The Supreme Court's decision in the Plessy v. Ferguson case legally allowed "separate but equal" practices. But African Americans were anything but treated equally in the Jim Crow South.