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A black man drinking from a water cooler labelled Colored.

Jim Crow laws

(noun) - laws that legalized segregation of and discrimination against African Americans after the Civil War

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A black wooden board against a white house with black shutters.

joggling board

(noun) - a long, pliable board that is supported on each end by wooden stands. The board is springy, and a person sitting on it can easily bounce up and down.


A large white building done in neoclassical architecture.

judicial branch

(noun) - that branch of government that is responsible for maintaining the courts of law and for the administration of justice

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A wooden platform with 12 wooden chairs.


(noun) - a group of people chosen to hear and decide a case in a court of law

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