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African Americans During the Great Depression

Jim Crow laws and their effects on African Americans during the 1930s

jennifer clopton

on 12 October 2012

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JIm Crow Laws What are Jim Crow Laws?
State and local laws between 1976 and 1965
They mandated a separate but equal status for African Americans in public facilities
-This led to greatly inferior conditions for the African Americans, allowing for the systematization of social, economical and educational disadvantages. What were the punishments for breaking Jim Crow Law or Etiquette? How is Jim Crow Etiquette different than Jim Crow Law?
- A black man can not offer his hand to shake a white man's: it implies social equality
- Blacks and whites should not eat together but, if they do, a white is to be served first.
- Under no circumstances may a black man light a white woman's cigarette; it implies intimacy
-A black person was always introduced to a white person, a white was never introduced to a black
-Blacks are called by first name; they are not referred to by titles of respect
-Blacks may not show affection in public
- Whites always have the right of way at an intersection How did the Great Depression affect the application of Jim Crow laws? Why were the 1930's an especially hard era for African Americans? Have we achieved racial equality and balanced justice for all citizens? How did Jim Crow end?
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s
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