JIM CROW Neil murphy

Political changes during Jim Crow

Plessy V. Furguson

Plessy V. Furguson was a man from New Orleans. He went on the train one day, he sat in the section that was reserved for white people only, he was asked to get and go to the car meant for colored people. He refused and after some time he was arrested because of refused to move. After this he was then taking to court.

Grandfather clause

This was a law made by white people that made it that colored people wouldn't be aloud to vote. The reason the white people did this was so colored people wouldn't have power and the same rights they do. Because of this colored people were never able to gain power.

The barbers law

This law was made so that a colored man wouldn't be able to cut a white womens hair. This shows how they thought of colored people and they think that they can't do simple things as well as white people. This also takes business away from colored people that is already hard to get if you are colored.

Economics during Jim Crow

Amount payed

The colored people in the south never had a chance to be as equal as white people. In the south colored people were not payed as equally as white people as you can see in the back in Alabama the difference in there in their income was 479 dollars less for people of color for the same amount of work.


This is a chart showing the reasons why people would'nt get a job. The chart shows the amount and you can see that the main and largest reason for a person during Jim Crow to not get a job was because because of their race and under race it says out out of the 80% it says 96% were black. This is truly unfair to them because they would not be able to get a job to help support themselves or family.


During JimCrow colored people started to get some power and this made the white people angry and nervous so they came up with laws so that colored people could not gain power or have good well payed jobs.

Social and culture


During Jim Crow many towns in the south had curfews at night for colored people only. And if a colored person was caught out after the curfew they would arrested. This is truly unfair to them.


Colored people in public weren't aloud to eat at the the same time as white people because they were said to be more superior than colored people. Colored people also couldn't drink at the same water fountain or use the same bathrooms or ride next to them on a Bus.


When colored people were on the side walk walking they would have to walk on the opposite side of the white People and if a white person was walking behind them they would have to get out of there way. Colored people if they were being driven by a white person would have to sit in the back or in a truck in the bed of it.

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