Jim Crow Laws

By Hunter Taylor, Matt Lero


From the 1880s into the 1960s, through out america could impose legal punishments on people consorting with members of another race and ordered business owners and public institutions to keep their black and white clientele separated.

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No person or corporation shall require and white female nurse to nurse in wards or rooms in hospitals, either public or private, in which negro men are placed. Buses white in front, black on back. Restaurants: It shall be unlawful a restaurant or other place for the serving of food in the city, at which white and colored are served in the same room.

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If any negro man and white woman, or and white man and negro woman, who are not married to each other, who shall habitually live in and occupy in the nighttime the same room shall each be punished by imprisonment not exceeding 12 months.