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Jim Crow Laws

An overview of what the Jim Crow Laws are.
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Huimin Chu

on 23 April 2013

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Huimin Chu, Luiza Valim, Linda Seohee Lee, Juliana Baptista Jim Crow Laws Jim Crow Video Examples of Laws A Personal Tale- Wilhelmina Baldwin What? The Jim Crow Laws were laws that restricted and limited the freedmen after the 13th Amendment.

After the Civil War, the Southern states did not greet the freedmen pleasantly, which led them to segregate them from whites.

The government officials of the ex-confederate Southern states were determined that whites were superior, so they would segregate the freedmen from the whites.

These laws were constitutional because in theory, the blacks were "separate but equal", but in practice, it was evidently not equal at all. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/narrative_baldwin.html A black male could never shake hands with a white male or offer any part of his body to a white female.
Whites and blacks were not allowed to eat together.
Blacks were not allowed to show public displays of affection.
Whites never used courtesy titles for blacks.
When a white person was driving a vehicle, a black person could never sit on the front seat.
White drivers had the right-of-way at all intersections. Rules from the "Jim Crow Guide" (Kennedy) to Blacks Never assert or even intimate that a white person is lying.
Never impute dishonorable intentions to a white person.
Never suggest that a white person is from an inferior class.
Never lay claim to, or overly demonstrate, superior knowledge or intelligence.
Never curse a white person.
Never laugh derisively at a white person.
Never comment upon the appearance of a white female. Mini Quiz! a) A Southern supremacist

b) Thomas A. Edison

c) A stereotypical character

d) A well-known freedman a) Laws which gave blacks equal status to whites

b) Racial segregation laws introduced in Southern states

c) Laws which separated coloreds from blacks

d) Laws which segregated blacks in some public facilities Who? Jim Crow was a character played by a white comedian, performer, and playwright named Thomas Dartmouth Rice.

The character was highly stereotypical about African Americans and was first introduced to public in theater in 1828 through the song and dance named "Jump Jim Crow". Excerpt:

Come, listen all you gals and boys, I’m just from Tuckyhoe;

I'm gwine, to sing a little song, My name's Jim Crow.

CHORUS: Weel about an’ turn about an’ do jis so;

Eb'ry time I weel about I jump Jim Crow. Why? White supremacists from the South of the United States wanted to “save” the South by returning it to the “white man's rule” when Reconstruction was over. a) laws that gave Northern leaders the power to “save” the South

b) laws that were enacted during Reconstruction

c) laws that prohibited racial segregation

d) laws that legalized racial segregation a) A popular black performer

b) The creator of the character “Jim Crow”

c) A politician who helped pass the Jim Crow Laws

d) A Southern supremacist a) Southern supremacists wanted to rule the South

b) The laws had to be enacted so Reconstruction could end

c) Thomas D. Rice wanted to have the right to perform

d) The Union states required the Confederacy to enact them 4) Name a Jim Crow Law presented today! a) In Tuckyhoe

b) In the South of the U. S.

c) In the West of the U. S.

d) In the North of the U. S. a) During Reconstruction

b) In 1828

c) In the 1880s

d) In the 1950s When & Where? Jim Crow Laws were enacted in the beginning of the 1880s and enforced through the 1950s in the Southern states of the U.S. which had previously formed the Confederacy. Choose the best answers 1) Who was Jim Crow? 2) Who was Thomas D. Rice? 3) What were the Jim Crow Laws? (Answers may vary) 5) When were the laws enacted? 6) Where were the Jim Crow Laws enacted? 7) Why were the laws enacted? 8) Which of the statements best describes the Jim Crow Laws?
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