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Basically the laws were racist and fundamentally incompatible with American values (like freedom and equality). African-American organizations like the NAACP and SNCC and countless individuals insisted that they be treated like people and worked hard to force the government to enforce the 14th and 15th amendments.

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The segregation and discrimination under the Jim Crow laws (1876-1965) was eventually dismantled after years of civil rights efforts.

The Supreme Court recognized that these laws were incompatible with equal treatment under law and overturned Plessy v. Furguson in the landmark ruling Brown v. Board of Education (1954). This led to conflict between the federal government and the states, but after a decade of racial strife, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant the end of Jim Crow and separate but equal.

Most of the surviving laws were eventually ruled to be extensions of discrimination on the basis of race, and deemed unconstitutional.

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