Jim Crow Laws
By Jenna and Kim
Intro to Jim Crow Laws
Jim Crow Laws started,“in the 1880s, that legalized segregation between blacks and whites. The name is believed to be derived from a character in a popular minstrel song. The Supreme Court ruling in 1896 in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate facilities for whites and blacks were constitutional encouraged the passage of discriminatory laws that wiped out the gains made by blacks during Reconstruction”.
What the laws mean
How the Laws affected everyone
What was life like after the laws were abolished?
With the end of Reconstruction came the end of an era of tremendous promise. Blacks had envisioned a complete restructuring of southern society, in which they would have the chance to demonstrate their ability to act as respectable and educated citizens of the republic and thereby convince whites to abandon their racism. The restoration of white supremacy came with serious costs for the South: the escalation of tensions between whites and blacks, political and economic backwardness, and rampant illiteracy and poverty.(Morgan)"
POP QUIZ! (true or false)
2) The Jim Crow Laws legalized segregation between blacks and whites T/F
3) The South was generally accepting to Black people T/F
4) The name 'Jim Crow Laws' comes from the popular book T/F
5) In 1896, Plessy vs. Ferguson did not separate facilities to Black and White T/F
Answers to the quiz
3) F, They were not, racism was still prominent
4) F, the name came from the popular minstrel song
5) F, Plessy vs. Ferguson separated facilities
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