Justin Brooks

Jim Crow Laws

Summary of Most Important Info

  • In the late 1800's, Southern states passed laws that denied basic rights to African Americans.
  • Jim Crow laws seperated blacks from white.
  • The court said that it was legal to have (separate but equal) public facilities for blacks.
  • By the early 1900s, every southern state had Jim Crow laws.
  • The court ruled that the segregation was illegal in public schools.