Segregation/ Jim Crow Laws
By: Zaira Montalvo
- 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 is being arrested and fined 14 dollars for not giving up her seat.
The Jim Crow Laws said that no colored person could do anything before whites. Also it stated that no colored person could help in anyway a white.
There were signs posted in every public place that isolated the blacks from the whites.
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.
"Brown v. Board of Education." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.