Jim Crow Laws (Assignment), American History

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Jim Crow Laws (Assignment), American History

INTRODUCTION: The Jim Crow era was one of struggle -- not only for the victims of violence, discrimination, and poverty, but by those who worked to challenge (or promote) segregation in the South. Various individuals, organizations, and events played key roles in shaping the history books; equally important are the experiences of those who have lived to tell their own tales. PEOPLE:Across many fields of life, countless individuals left indelible imprints on the Jim Crow era and beyond. Though far from comprehensive, the list below features important players in the struggle against Jim Crow. Some, such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, are household names; others, like Ned Cobb and Barbara Johns, are not. Yet all followed unique paths as they tried to improve their worlds.EVENTS: The key moments of the Jim Crow era impacted all of the United States. Certain events, such as anti-black riots, affected African Americans more drastically than other people; other developments, such as wars involving the American military, were universal. But universal events did not result in universal experiences. The following articles assess many of the most important events of Jim Crow America.ORGANIZATIONS:The Jim Crow era inspired passionate opposition to -- and support of -- the status quo. Below are 10 organizations that played prominent roles during a challenging period.


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1) What: Jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system which operated primarily2)When: This law starts in 1877s and end in 1960s (After the American Civil War most states in the South passed anti-African American legislation). 3)Where: This included laws that discriminated against African Americans with concern to attendance in public schools and the use of facilities such as restaurants, theaters, hotels, cinemas and public baths. Trains and buses were also segregated and in many states marriage between whites and African American people.



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