Carver Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas 1960s
An African American woman in 1960s Forth Worth Texas throws a ball during racially-segregated bowling. Located at 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Carver Plaza Bowling allowed African American bowling during segregation.
Racial segregation in the Untied States was enforced through Jim Crow laws at state and local levels from the late 1900s into the mid 20th century. Especially in the South, persons of color were barred from many services utilized by white people.
Based on the legal idea of "separate but equal," Jim Crow laws and state constitutional provisions mandated segregation of public schools, places, transportation, restrooms and entertainment between white and black people. Facilities for African Americans were consistently inferior and underfunded, and were sometimes nonexistent, institutionalizing economic, educational, and social inequality.