Jim Crow Laws Cheyenne Dickemper, ashlee bieker, kinsey morris

What were the Jim Crow Laws?

"The Jim Crow Laws were created in 1876, simply to segregate black people from the white population. The origin of Jim Crow goes back to the 1820's and is credited to a song-and-dance man, Thomas Dartmouth 'Daddy' Rice. He implied that he had seen a limping black slave singing the following verse: 'Come listen all you galls and boys, I'm going to sing a song, My name is Jim Crow, weel about and turn around and do jis so, Eb'ry time I weel about and jump Jim Crow," (History In An Hour). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2Iwa9LeuFM


"Many cities and states were able to impose legal punishments on people, for example, on those who were deemed to be consorting with or marrying with other races... In white hospitals for example, only white nurses could tend white patients. There were different sectors for whites and blacks: trains, buses, restaurants, schools, mental hospitals, parks, cemeteries, and many more," (History In An Hour). There were multiple attempts to change the laws for equality. They were finally changed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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