Alaina Parish

Need to Know Information!

  • Segregation is a separation of services/ opportunities because of race.
  • Jim Crow Laws were laws that denied basic rights to people of color.
  • The laws were called the "Jim Crow Laws" because he went on stage at a popular white minstrel act, and dressed as a black man and made fun of blacks.
  • Segregation separated blacks and whites from doing anything together.
  • The Southern legislatures passed laws known as the black codes, which severly limited blacks' rights and segregated them from whites.

Event List

Key Person

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor, activist, and also a very admirable person. He fought for civil rights, without the use of violence. He was most acknowledged for his "I Have a Dream" speech. Many people did not like King and often threatened and harassed him. He plays an important role in segregation because he fought until the very end of his life, for the civil rights of African Americans everywhere.

Work Cited

"Jim Crow Laws." The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2014. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.