1950’s America Ms. Cude
Race Relations • 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education determined to be Unconstitutional • Legal segregation of schools • Colored schools vs. White schools • What would that have meant for you?????
WHITE VS. COLORED FOUNTAINS White fountain on the left and Colored on the right.
SEGREGATION Bus in Birmingham, Alabama
Race Relations • If you were colored it was illegal for you to have a relationship with someone white. • It was more “accepted” for a white man to be with someone colored than a white woman to be with a colored man. • The result was usually violent in both cases but more so in cases where it was a white woman and colored man. • If you had a mixed child with someone you would more than likely become ostracized from society and your child was considered colored and not white.
Jesus Colon Ms. Cude
Jesus Colon • Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on January 20, 1901 • Left Puerto Rico at the age of 16 for the United States. • Finished Secondary schooling as an adult • Because he was an immigrant he was heavily discriminated against and had to work several menial jobs because he wouldn’t be hired because of his skin color. • In spite of all of this he became a very well known political activist and author for people like him.
West Side Story • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPlcE3GcoFc