The Jim Crow Laws

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The Jim Crow Laws were statutes and ordinances established between 1874 and 1975 to separate the white and black races in the American South. They included the formation of state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States. These laws were enacted after the reconstruction era, these laws continued to be enforced until 1965. The reconstruction era was comprised of two things: the first covers the complete history of the entire country from 1865 to 1877 following the Civil War; the second sense focuses on the transformation of the Southern United States from 1863 to 1877. The United States was segregated by the law. The locals opinions on this situation was completely prohibited and some states were not yet official …show more content…
Around 1828, Thomas "Daddy" Rice developed a routine in which he blacked his face, dressed in old clothes, and sang and danced in imitation of an old and decrepit black man. Rice published the words to the song, "Jump, Jim Crow," in 1830.

Things such as the Plessy vs Ferguson court case, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, World War I and II took place, Klu Klux Klan set a breaking record, and The Executive Order 8802 were some of the larger more influential actions taken during the race movement. School desegregation, lynching, women 's voting rights, mixed race pregnancies and the desegregation of busses and schools were the smaller but still sever, actions taken that led up to a new beginning for
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This consisted of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, also known as the Reconstruction Amendments. They abolished slavery, guaranteed citizenship to blacks, protection under the law, and prohibited racial discrimination in voting. However, the Civil Rights act said that this was wrong but was reneged 8 years later by the Supreme Court which deemed segregation constitutional. This was supported by the "separate but equal" doctrine which was determined in the Plessy vs. Ferguson case in 1896 which enforced the Jim Crow Laws which required separate accommodations for blacks and whites along with other discrimination allowances and segregation requirements. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited segregation and discrimination based on race in public facilities, including schools, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibited racial discrimination in voting affairs. In 1971 the Supreme Court approved a system of busing black students to white schools despite racially segregated neighborhoods. In 1988 school integration reached an all-time high with nearly 45% of black students attending previously all-white schools. Today, although it is undeniable that racial discrimination still exists, black students are free to attend any school that accepts them, regardless of the school 's racial

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