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Jim Crow Laws
Transcript of Jim Crow Laws
White married a black - Jail
Looked at a white wrong - Sprayed with fire hoses
Jim Crow Laws
Alexa Faisst, Melanie Bell & Samantha Hutchinson
Limit contact between blacks and whites
After the abolishment of slavery, "They [whites] had to assert and reiterate black inferiority with every word and gesture, in every aspect of both public and private life" (Thompson 1). Whites neccesarly did not "have" to create blacks as a second class, but after having years of superiority they felt the need to.
After slavery was abolished
Named after the song "Jump Jim Crow"
Who was Affected by these Laws
Put on earth to be slaves
Wanted to feel superior
Separate water fountains
Brown v. Board of Education
Jim Crow laws were nothing but a horror of humanity, "Though the laws called for separate but equal, facilites for African Americans were almost always inferior to those set up for whites." For example: a seperate pool for blacks and whites, which was said to be equal, but the black pool would be cared poorly compaired to the black pool.
Evading the Law
The Court Orders Busing/ backing of busing
Segregation in state-run schools were unconsitutional, 1954
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965
By the time Jim Crow Laws were in effect (1874-1975), blacks were considered second class citizens anywhere from restaurants to restrooms.