Jim Crow By Mika bauk


One political evidence during the Jim Crow era was the Plessy vs Ferguson dispute. Plessy was an African American that bought a first class ticket to Louisiana. He sat in the passenger car in the whites only section, which was against the law back then. When the conductor of the train told Plessy to move from the section, Plessy remained seated, which meant that he was arrested. When he was in court, he brought up the fact that the railroad offered separate but equal rights to everyone, but was still found guilty.

Another piece of evidence was the grandfather clause. The grandfather clause was a rule that was made that allowed black people to vote only if their grandfather is not a slave. The problem with this was that all black men were slaves at the time, which meant that they couldn't vote until slavery ended. This meant that no black man could have the right to vote, and also meant that they had no say or power in anything as well.

The last bit of evidence are the Scottsboro boys. The Scottsboro boys were accused of raping two white women. Once the police heard about this, they went to the train that they were on and stopped that train, entered the train with guns ready to fire, and arrested the two boys. When they were in court, they were found guilty of raping the two white women. The problem with this is that there was no evidence that the Scottsboro boys raped the two white women, and the two boys did not do anything wrong at all. The witness was telling lies the entire time, but the Scottsboro boys were still found guilty just because they were black. Economic


One piece of evidence is that black people weren't payed the same as white people in many states. Most of the states that discriminated in paycheck balances were states in the South. Of course, the states in the south didn't pay as much to black people because in the South, they viewed black people as inferior to white people. This meant that black people did not have the same fair chance to make some money and afford everyday supplies to survive. The only states to pay black people at least the same money were Missouri and the District of Columbia. This also caused some people to sell their crops. Evidence

Another piece of evidence are sharecroppers. Sharecroppers are black people that make a living of selling crops. They usually loan the land, and pay the owner of it with crops that they farm, and with the other crops, the black person sells it to make money and have the money to afford everyday supplies. The system works out pretty well for them because it is pretty fair for the black person, but sometimes there is a punishment if they don't make enough. If the black person doesn't make enough money or crops, the land owner will take all their crops, making the black person unemployed and there is no way for them to make money. Evidence

The last bit of evidence are the amount of jobs and businesses that black people got opportunities from. Black people were made fun of when businesses would make dolls out of them in mockery and the doll would resemble them in a Jim Crow way. Another fact was that 97% of job firings were because of the employee being an African American. This made black people less fortunate and poor then white people because they could not get a job with all these firings.


One piece of evidence was state segregation laws. There were many laws that segregated black people from doing everyday activities. The list went from no black barbers at a hair salon, to how a black person would have to sit in the back of whatever transportation they were taking. As you can see, these laws made no sense at all, but were made for the white people in the community to not have to see or even have to respect their rights that they had, which there wasn't many.

Another piece of evidence is that black people can not enroll in the military. This meant that the army was consistently made out of White people, but when a black man were to make the military, they could not work with any white people during duty. Also, when enrolling for the military, the white person would have the advantage of making it into the military then a black person.

The last piece of evidence was schools. During this time, black people weren't allowed to teach in schools unless they were all black schools so they won't offend white children. All black schools had less education, meaning they were less smart and less likely to get a good job, and provide money for the family to buy supplies. Also, the schools were poorly made and built, so the children had a difficult time learning in it.

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