Jim Crow Laws

By: Dallas Haley and Corey Patrick

What Where Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow Laws, where laws that made blacks not as privileged as whites. This was not suppose to happen because of the Emancipation Proclamation, making all black equal to whites. These laws made blacks not able to drink out of the same water fountain, to not being able to go to the same schools as whites.

How did people enforce the Jim Crow Laws?

Many whites that thought that blacks should be treated less than whites, joined the KKK. The people in the KKK killed blacks if they did not follow the laws, they would get killed or badly wounded (if lucky). There was also whites that were not in the KKK that enforced the laws either with the police or with there own ways of discipline.

Did it affect evacuations?

Yes, Jim Crow Laws had separate evacuation plans for blacks and whites. This was, so they wouldn't be together and have to share the same things because of Jim Crow Laws. City councils said that they didn't have separate plans, but when you opened up the plans you could see in the south that there where defiantly different plans. In the hydrogen bomb in Savannah Georgia there were separate evacuations for blacks and whites (leib, Jonathan, and Thomas Chapman).

Is Racism Laws Still In The United States?

Racism is still a big problem in the United States. There are still a numerous amount of people that think that blacks shouldn't be as equal to whites. They think that they were put on this earth to work for us, and do what we want them to do. Then there is a greater amount of people that think that it is wrong and that is why all of these laws that protect blacks have been enforced.

How did Jim Crow Laws end?

There was a march of more than 200,000 Blacks, it happened in Washington D.C. in 1963. This was a dramatic show of how they wanted segregation to stop. There where many court cases leading up to this and building up the anger in the Southern whites, while the blacks were anticipating about the near end of segregation.

True and False

1. Martin Luther King Jr. ended the Jim Crow Laws.

2. Blacks were allowed to used the same public phones as whites.

3. Blacks had curfews.

4. The Blacks and Whites were separated in jails.

5. Blacks and Whites had different bathroom facilities.

6. Blacks were separated in restaurants.

7. Blacks and Whites had separate vending machines.

8. All states used Jim Crow Laws.


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