Segregation/ Jim Crow Laws

By: Zaira Montalvo

Summary

  • The Jim Crow Laws were racial segregation laws put in place between 1876 and 1965.
  • The Jim Crow Laws was a white minstrel act, it basically was a segregation law stating that white and blacks were to be treated separate.
  • The reason it was called the Jim Crow Laws was because, Jim Crow would dress up as an African American and make fun of them.
  • African American were the affected ones with this law, because it limited the rights of freed slaves.
  • However, there was a turning point of the segregation which was Brown v. Board of Educationg of Topeka, so the court ruled that segregation was illegal in public places.
  • 10 years later, the civil rights act was put into place which blocked discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, beliefs and sex.


Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights fighter. Rosa was known as the "mother" of the American Civil Right's movement. She is famous for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on public transportation. On December 1, 1955 she got out of work as she usually did everyday and sat in the colored section of the bus. However, this day the bus was full so she was ordered to give up her seat to a white man and when she refused she was arrested and fined 14 dollars. After her arrest she became the icon of the Civil Rights movement along with many other people. Rosa Parks


Event List

1951- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: 14 parents tried to enroll their children in the local "white school" but were turned down for being "colored" then, they filled a sued. Court ruled that segregation was illegal in public places.

1955- Montgomery Bus Boycott: Blacks refused to ride buses during the boycott which led to economic difficulties for the bus drivers.

1964- Civil Rights Act: The Civil Rights Act blocked discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, beliefs, and sex. In the end, this act ended racial slavery.


Citations

Trueman, Chris. "Montgomery Bus Boycott." Montgomery Bus Boycott. History Learning, 2000-2004. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

"Brown v. Board of Education." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

Short Video

Rosa Parks_Dec 1, 1955 achievement