Jim Crow Laws
Dr. Alexander Byrd, Associate Professor of History (History Department, Rice University), Rice University
Dr. Christine LeVeaux-Haley, Political Science University of Houston and Interim Dean for Academic Programs, Honors College, University of Houston
Dr. Merline Pitre, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Texas Southern University
The Jim Crow laws in the United States (enacted between 1876 and 1965), mandated racial segregation in all public facilities, with a supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans, which actually led to inferior treatment and accommodations to those provided for white Americans, systematizing a number of economic, educational and social disadvantages. This week on "Houston 8" as a follow up to the PBS documentary "The Strange Demise of Jim Crow," Rice University's Dr. Alex Byrd, University of Houston Dr. Christine LeVeaux-Haley (Interim Dean for Academic Programs at The Honors College ) and Texas Southern University's Merline Pitre (Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Science) join Ernie Manouse to discuss the impact and ramification of "Jim Crow".
Original broadcast May 13, 2011