Jim Crow Laws

Diane Nguyen

Need to Know

  • JIm Crow Laws were laws to divide African Americans from Americans.
  • The law was named after a performer's act named JIm Crow.
  • This law made the Americans more raciest, and brought out beatings towards the other group.
  • Each race had their thing like drinking fountain, restaurant, park, and etc.
  • 10 years after the turning point was when they decided to change.

JIm Crow

Jim Crow started as a song written by Thomas Dartmouth "daddy" Rice. These are the lyrics.

"Come listen all you galls and boys,
I'm going to sing a little song,
My name is Jim Crow.
Weel about and turn about and do jis so,
Eb'ry time I weel about I jump Jim Crow."

Rice was a troubling actor, so one day he appeared on stage dressed as a very stereo typical black man. Soon he became a hit, but it only lasted a half century.


1899-Georgia Restricts Railroads-Americans and African Americans can't ride the same train cart and railroad companies were able to refuse African on their trains.

1900-Lynching in the 20th Century-Around 791 African Americans were lynched and burned alive.

1958-Virginia Closes Schools-Any school that enrolls both races would be closed.

words cited

Pilgrim, David. "Who Was Jim Crow?" Who Was Jim Crow. Farris State University, Sept. 2000. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

"Jim Crow Timeline." Shmoop. Shmoop University, Inc., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014