Segregation & the Jim Crow Laws

Abbey Horan

Summary

1) The Laws were inforced to deny blacks basic rights.

2) They segregated blacks from the whites, which is why it's known as segregation and the Jim Crow Laws.

3) 1890 sort of introduced the laws by passing a law segregating public transportation.Almost all states were segregated by the early 1900's, but by 1954, people started changing their perspective on the issue.

4) Almost all states were segregated by the early 1900's, but by 1954, people started changing their perspective on the issue.

5) In 1964, The Civil Rights Act was passed which was meant to illiminate discrimination towards blacks, or anyone else for that matter.

Key person

Jim Crow was a main influence of the laws. He would dress up as a black man and make a comedic scene of it. He would make fun of Blacks and insult them. This is why the laws were named after Jim Crow.

3 events and a brief description

1. Brown vs. Board of Education - in 1954 The Supreme Court ruled it illegal to segregate public schools.

2. Plessy vs. Feguson made a "seperate but equal" agreement which caused blacks to have seperate places from whites in things such as barber shops, public pools, schools, libraries, etc. The places for Blacks were never as high standard.

3. The "grandfather clause" kept Blacks from voting unless they could prove one of their grandfathers had voted years before. Not many Blacks voted.

Citation

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