Jim Crow By Michael Chambers holland

Whites during the "Jim Crow era" set laws and etiquettes to prevent blacks to be as equal as them

Textbooks: Books shall not be interchangeable between the white and colored schools, but shall continue to be used by the race first using them. North Carolina

Libraries: The state librarian is directed to fit up and maintain a separate place for the use of the colored people who may come to the library for the purpose of reading books or periodicals. North Carolina

Juvenile Delinquents: There shall be separate buildings, not nearer than one fourth mile to each other, one for white boys and one for negro boys. White boys and negro boys shall not, in any manner, be associated together or worked together. Florida

Mental Hospitals: The Board of Control shall see that proper and distinct apartments are arranged for said patients, so that in no case shall Negroes and white persons be together. Georgia

Intermarriage: It shall be unlawful for a white person to marry anyone except a white person. Any marriage in violation of this section shall be void. Georgia

SOme ETiqUetTes Included

A black male could not offer his hand (to shake hands) with a white male because it implied being socially equal. Obviously, a black male could not offer his hand or any other part of his body to a white woman, because he risked being accused of rape.

If a black person rode in a car driven by a white person, the black person sat in the back seat, or the back of a truck.

White motorists had the right-of-way at all intersections.

Black people were not aloud to vote

Freed blacks were given 40 acres of land

Also received left over mules from the army

Many blacks couldn't get a job

Forced to work as a laborers for white farms

Many were sharecroppers

Sharecroppers usually end up owing the owners for the tools and stuff under that umbrella

Sharecroppers had to sign unfair sharecropper agreements

Some blacks made it out of the hole most didn't

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