Jim Crow Laws

By: Alyson and Jack


Laws passed in the south to establish "separate-but-equal" facilities for whites and for blacks. Also, they were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the southern United States.

5 W's

Who: Laws against blacks and where/what they could do.

What: Laws that were against blacks.

Where: Public schools, Public places, and Public transportation.

When: Started in 1890-1965

Why: To segregate against blacks.

How: Police officers enforce it.


The laws resulted in separate restrooms, water fountains, railroad cars, waiting rooms, schools, and etc.

Fun Fact:

African Americans protested the Jim Crow Laws in public meetings throughout the nation.

Where the name came from:

The name "Jim Crow" came from a song-and-dance routine of the 1830's and was meant as a derogatory synonym for African Americans.