Jim Crow

Kali Nunez, Nicole Flick, Zoe Weems, Alyssabeth Lafferty

Jim Crow

  • not actually a person
  • 19th century minstrel song that stereotyped African Americans
  • "Jim Crow" personified the radical segregation and oppression set in by the national government

Laws and Etiquette

  • Jim Crow laws- not the same as etiquette; laws restricted blacks legally (restricted water fountains and bus sections)
  • Jim Crow etiquette- norms blacks had to practice (never comment on a woman's appearance, never insult a white person)

Why Jim Crow Laws Were Created

  • Whites wanted to stay superior to blacks.
  • 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments- gave blacks the same protection as whites,
  • Rutherford B. Hayes- after he was elected, southern and bordering states restricted black's freedoms once again
  • Supreme Court- supported racial laws; legitimized the laws through the ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson

Jim Crow Laws Effect on Black Americans

  • limited interaction between races
  • riots including mass lynchings
  • Arthur Raper- investigated lynchings, concluded one-third were falsely accused

Citations MLA Format

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