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A brief history of racism in America

Farmers await the opening of a slave fair in St. Louis, Missouri, 1852.



A device that was probably meant to prevent slaves from escaping through small openings, such as windows, 1863.



Segregation in North Carolina, 1950.



Klu Klux Klan at a carnival, 1925.



World’s Highest Standard of Living – A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph,1937.



Black children looking in on a whites-only playground, Mobile, Alabama 1956.


Black man drinking at white only fountain, 1964.