Segregation and Jim Crow Laws

Alysa Fox

Summary

  • Jim Crow laws segregated black people from white people.
  • They are called Jim Crow laws because of a man named Jim Crow who dressed as a black man to make fun of African Americans.

  • They are called Jim Crow laws because of a man named Jim Crow who dressed as a black man to make fun of African Americans.

  • There were" seperate but equal" laws but into place for blacks.

  • Black people did not have the same opportunities as white people even with "seperate but equal" laws.


Event LIst

1909 - NAACP is formed to promote use of the courts to bring back the legal rights for African-American.


1954 - In the Brown vs. Board of Education court case bans school segregation. First "White Citizens" council forms in Mississippi in response to Supreme Court's Brown decision.


1961 - "Freedom Rides" begin to desegregate southern bus terminals.

Key Person

Homer Plessy was a black train passenger who sat in a white train cart. Homer was sent to jail and was trailed on the case Plessy v. Ferguson, in 1896. This ruled that it was legal to have a "seperate but equal" public places. Homer is important to the JIm Crow laws because he challenged the segregation law. Also he made the "seperate but equal" law become a law.

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Cited Source

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

"Timeline of Civil RIghts Movement." CNN. Cable News Network, 01 Feb. 2001. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.