The not-so-good-old days
|Sharecropper’s family in Washington County; circa 1935.|
Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration
If you go back before the 2nd wave of feminism, this was prior to the 1965 Immigration Act. It would have been extremely difficult and perhaps impossible for members of my family to immigrate and become American citizens. I can't speak for my African American brothers and sisters, but have you ever asked them if they, their parents, or grandparents considered Jim Crow the good old days?