Jim Crow Laws

Dulce Enriquez

What were the Jim Crow Laws?

Jim Crow laws were laws in the South based on race. They enforced segregation between white people and black people in public places such as schools, transportation, restrooms, and restaurants. They also made it difficult for black people to vote.

When did it all begin?

The laws were established between 1874 and 1975. They were created to "separate but equally".

Jim Crow laws effected everyday living for many people. Ex:

Barbers- no colored barber should never serve as barber to a female.

Education- schools for white and colored should be conducted separate.

Prisons- whites should get separate ward from any colored person.