Jim Crow Laws

Charly Robledo

SUMMARY

  • The Jim Crow Laws segregated blacks from white society.
  • The Jim Crow Laws were named after a popular white minstel act.
  • These laws affected African Americans because the goal was to keep blacks in a lower position.
  • The "separate but equal" policy was put into place because a train passenger named Homer Pressy challenged the law in court.
  • This policy kept most African Americans from voting.

IMPORTANT EVENTS

1865- Slavery ended after the Civil War.

1890- Louisiana passed a law segregating public transportation.

1920- Louisiana required separate entrances for blacks and whites.

1954- The court ruled that segregation was illegal in public schools.

1964- The Civil RIghts Act of 1986 became a law.

Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Martin Luther King was an African-American Civil RIghts Movement leader.
  • King also delivered a famous speech known as "I Have a Dream".
  • In 1962, he led protests in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • This attracts national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response.
  • King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 on the motel's second-floor balcony.

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