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Jim Crow Laws

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Melanie Bell

on 12 March 2015

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Transcript of Jim Crow Laws

Plessy Vs. Ferguson - Jail
White married a black - Jail
Looked at a white wrong - Sprayed with fire hoses
Jim Crow Laws

Alexa Faisst, Melanie Bell & Samantha Hutchinson

The Creation
How
When
Why
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.
1881- railroads
After slavery was abolished
Southern whites
Named after the song "Jump Jim Crow"
Who was Affected by these Laws
Blacks
Whites
Society
Put on earth to be slaves
Wanted to feel superior
Separate bathrooms
Separate water fountains
Separate counters
The Consequences
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.
Early 1960's
Evading the Law
The Court Orders Busing/ backing of busing
Desegregating
Activities
Abolishment
Segregation in state-run schools were unconsitutional, 1954
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965

Bathrooms
Theaters
Waiting Rooms
Houses
Thesis
By the time Jim Crow Laws were in effect (1874-1975), blacks were considered second class citizens anywhere from restaurants to restrooms.
Hanged
Shot
Jail
Beaten
Banned
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