By Bryson Booker



  • Segregation began right after the civil war and started as black codes limiting certain rights for blacks
  • During a 1896 court case between Homer Plessy and the segregated public transportation committee, The U.S supreme court made "Separate But Equal" legal areas for blacks to attend.
  • The Separate but equal laws finally allowed blacks to attend the same schools, stores, and libraries as whites while still being segregated. Note, Facilities that blacks attended were never equal to white facilities.
  • The Jim Crow Laws mainly segregated blacks from white society.
  • At the time, Whites found themselves more superior and more evolved than the African Americans and wanted less from them.

Jim Crow

Key person in segegation

This is the man who inspired the law. Jim Crow was a real person who had a popular minstrel stage act in the late 1800's. On stage, Mr. Crow would dress as a black man and then made fun of the African Americans. Since that time, southern states passed laws that denied basic rights to African Americans thus naming the laws after Jim Crow himself due to how he treated blacks during his stage act.

3 Key events that helped end segregation

  • In the U.S, segregation made a major step for equal education during the 1954 supreme court case Brown Vs. Board of education.
  • In 1964 the civil rights act was established, paving the way for future civil rights activist like the man we all come to know very well, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This act also made it legal for public segregation.
  • In 1956 the Montgomery Bus Boycott resulted in a major protest against the Jim Crow Laws

Citation area

"What Were Some Important Events That Helped End Segregation?" WikiAnswers. Answers, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

Jim Crow Laws." The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2014. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.