Jim Crow Laws vs. Nuremberg Laws

Section by: Jake Lakin & Josh Drendel

Jim Crow Laws (JL)

  • Jim Crow Laws were created for segregation between the years 1876-1965.2

  • The term “Jim Crow” was a slang term for a black man.1

  • In the court case Plessy v. Ferguson the U.S. Supreme Court stated that blacks and Whites were “separate but equal”.1

  • After this many states started segregating. In South Carolina blacks and whites could not work in the same room.1

  • In 1914 six towns in Texas did not allow blacks.1
  • The “Jim Crow Curfew” was passed by Mobile stating blacks could not leave their homes after 10 pm.1
  • By 1944 the Jim Crow Laws were so out of hand, “whites only saw blacks when they were being served by them”.1
  • During WWII the United Nations started to see similarities between the Jim Crow Laws and the Nuremberg Laws.1
  • In 1950 black children started going to white schools.1
  • In 1954 the court case Brown v. Board of Education determined that “Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” It was stated that segregation violated the 14th amendment.1

Sources used for this section

1."A Brief History of Jim Crow." Constitutional Rights Foundation. Constitutional Rights Foundation, n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2014.

2."Jim Crow Laws." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 03 Apr. 2014. Web. 06 Mar. 2014.

Nuremberg Laws (JD)

  • The Nuremberg Laws were first introduced on September 15, 1935 at the annual Reich Party rally.3

  • The Nuremberg Laws were a set of rules, similar to the Jim Crow laws, but different as well.

  • These laws prohibited German Jews from Reich citizenship, and also outlawed Jews from marrying people of German blood.3

  • These Nuremberg laws changed the way that a Jew was defined. Previously, a Jew was defined as somebody who believed in the Jewish religion. The Nuremberg laws said that anybody who had three to four Jewish grandparents, was a Jew, whether they were apart of the religious community or not.3

  • During the 1936 Olympic Games, the Nuremberg Laws also outlawed Jews from participating.3

This is an Anti Jewish race chart. It shows who would be considered a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Sources used for this section

3."The Nuremberg Race Laws." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2014.