Jim Crow Laws

Facts, Examples, Pictures, Video, Links

What were Jim Crow laws?

~ Based on Race in the South

~ Enforced Segregation between Whites and Blacks

~ In Schools, Transportation, Restrooms and Restaurants

~ Made it difficult for blacks to Vote

When was the Jim Crow laws enforced?

After the Civil War there was a period in the South called the Reconstruction.

~ The laws were put in place in late 1800s and early 1900s

Why were they called Jim Crow?

Comes from a African-American character in a song from 1832.

Examples

  • Marriage
  • Hospitalization
  • Nursing
  • Barbering
  • Toilets
  • Buses
  • Restaurants
  • Beer and Wine
  • Amateur Baseball
  • Burial
  • Libraries
  • Teaching
  • Schools
  • Prisons
the Rise and Fall of Jim Crow