The On the Books investigation of laws ends in 1967. By 1968, most of the South’s Jim Crow laws had been struck down by the victories of the Civil Rights Movement. Since the end of the 1960s, racially-based laws continue to be passed in all corners of the United States. Many of them are inspired by laws passed during the era of Jim Crow. This timeline ends in the 1960s, but we encourage people to consider how the intersections of race and law continue today.
Investigate historical events relevant to segregation in this interactive timeline. Use the controls in the timeline to zoom in and out of the navigation area on the bottom.