The American Civil War ended in 1865 and the last bits of official Jim Crow died under federal legislation one hundred years later. We have even found out that Thomas Jefferson had a mistress of color and they had children. So why do progressives constantly trot this stuff out? Because it serves a political purpose, to engender feelings of guilt to get even more money from the federal sugar daddy. So Michelle Obama please stop people from using your family's past to further this kind of cause, it just cheapens you as a person.