As African Americans have gained rights, a segment of white America has consistently worked to curb those rights. This hour, we’ll talk about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to Jim Crow laws, how Brown v. Board of Education led to shutting down public schools and other instances of Civil Rights backlash with Carol Anderson, chair of the African American Studies department at Emory University. Her new book is called “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide” (Bloomsbury).
In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP Photo
Left to right: Dorothy Frazier, 13, Minnie Brown, 15, and Thelma Mothershed, 16, wait in a corridor of the U.S. Courthouse at Little Rock, Ark., where they were called to testify at a hearing on the integration problems at Central High School, Sept. 7, 1957. William P. Straeter/AP Photo