Integration of Sports and Music

         Social lives of blacks during the Jim Crow Era were also very difficult to maintain. Blacks and whites were segregated in schools, restaurants, movie theaters, bathrooms and sports. This was unfair for blacks because the doctrine of "Separate but Equal" was not enforced. Things were never equal. Blacks were treated as if they were inferior and they had no right to have the same rights as whites.  This included participation in professional sports and the music industry.  Blacks were not given the same opportunities as whites, but there were many blacks that helped break the color barrier and open the minds of whites everywhere.


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