Soc – Segregation

America’s Segregation

Map of US Segregation

Racism around the World 

Response Question: Who is Jim Crow? What are the Jim Crow Laws? 5 other facts or ideas found in the reading.

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24 thoughts on “Soc – Segregation

  1. Jim Crow was a fictional character that depicted a white boy with black on his face, inferring that he was poor and uneducated. Jim Crow Laws were segregation laws that made life hard for blacks. They separated blacks from whites in every aspect of life whether it was at the movies or on a bus.

    Plessy Vs. Ferguson showed that blacks were supposed to be treated equal but were not and often treated much worse

    Black men could not shake a white man’s hand or make eye contact with the white women.

    There were fees put on voting so many black people could not afford to vote.

    Lynching was the worst form of discrimination, it was often due to a petty things such as stealing a cow or speaking out for equality.

    Blacks when it came to employment were often the last ones hired to very poor paying jobs and usually the first fired, even though they were just as hard of workers.

  2. Jim Crow was a fictional character, who was a white man with a blackened face. He was supposed to show how uneducated and poor black people were. Jim Crow laws were segregation laws that were dominant in the south. They were called “separate, but equal”, but the black facilities were always in worse shape than the white. To vote, blacks had to take a reading and writing test. Between 1889-1918, 2,522 black americans were lynched or any other form of killing. The NAACP helped a lot of supreme court cases with african americans. Laws banning discrimination didn’t happen until late 1960s.

  3. Jim Crow was a fictional character, who was white with a black face. Jim Crow was
    very popular in the 1800’s. Jim Crow expressed racial prejudice against black americans.

    The Jim Crow Laws were public segregation enforced in the south for everyday life style. The north part of United States did not have these Jim Crow Laws, but there was still racial discrimination. Blacks could not be in the same school as whites, blacks had different bathroom’s as whites, black families couldn’t even buy a house if there is a white family in the neighborhood.

    Facts
    1. Blacks were only counted as 3/5 of a person
    2. a mulatto child is still treated as a slave
    3. Over 22 percent of families had slaves
    4. in 1790, there were over 700,00 slaves
    5.Slaves could not marry

  4. Jim crow is a fictional racist character. Jim Crow laws are laws that restricted blacks from being able to do certain things. How blacks were only 3/5th’s a person. I found it interesting that “whites” taxed “blacks” if they were trying to vote. I found it interesting that the KKK had died off, then came back around the 1960’s when the civil rights movement was happening. I had never heard of the term “Freedom rider” , which was an interesting thing to learn about. When I was reading about the civil right’s movement and read that KKK members bombed black churches and houses. The Birmingham police used fire hoses on children. That is crazy if an adult hit a bunch of children with a fire hose they would be in a lot of trouble.

  5. Jim Crow laws were laws that were made for segregation and the rules that needed to be followed.

    the laws were
    made it harder on the blacks for voting they had to pass other tests that not even whites couldn’t pass it made the blacks ride in the back of buses made them use different bathrooms they couldn’t shake hands with a white couldn’t walk on the same side walk as a white if they met a white they had to get off the side walk for them

    if they didn’t follow the laws they were whipped or even killed
    there was a niagra movement for the blacks so they could be treated fair failed to lack of funds.
    1909 NAACP was formed
    KKK was formed in 1915 and grew widely by 1920 and become nation wide but ended up failing and stopping after 1930
    the great depression caused a ton of money issues

  6. Jim Crow was a racist fictional character popular in the 1800s. The character, played by a white person with blackened face, expressed racial prejudice against black Americans depicting an uneducated, poor rural black person.

    The Jim Crow laws were laws that enforced racial segregation. The laws strictly enforced public racial segregation in almost every aspect of Southern life. For example blacks could not buy houses in the same neighborhoods as whites.

    Other facts

    1. Plessy vs Ferguson case. Plessy sat in a white car on the car. Plessy was arrested for violating segregationist laws.
    2. “Separate but equal” was the cornerstone of the Jim Crow laws.
    3. Jim Crow laws also blocked most blacks from voting in public elections- They would be charged a fee, in which the blacks could not afford.
    4. Black Americans were lynched- hanged, burned alive, or hacked to death- Was the most violent form of discrimination
    5. Thousands of schoolchildren took part in one march. The Birmingham police arrested some six hundred children. The following day police used high-powered fire hoses knocking down marchers including children. Police also unleashed dogs on the marchers- This was terrible because they even took down poor innocent children.

  7. Jim Crow is relating to what are known as the ” Jim Crow Laws “. The Jim Crow laws were first enacted in the 1880s by lawmakers who were bitter about their loss to the North and the end of Slavery, the laws created a barrier to equal rights and the system favoured whites and repressed blacks. Five other facts- Slavery ended in 1865 with the Souths defeat in the Civil War, Reconstruction ended in 1977, By 1915 all states had some form of Jim Crow laws, Blacks were registered to vote in 1896, The growing black population in the North also led to conflicts with whites, that included rioting in several cities between 1917 and 1919.

  8. Jim Crow is relating to what is known as the “Jim Crow” laws. He is not an actual person. The Jim Crow Laws were laws that mainly focused on making equality work.

    1. Slavery ended in 1865 with the South’s defeat in the Civil War.
    2. Reconstruction ended in 1877.
    3. By 1915, all Southern states had some form of Jim Crow laws.
    4. In Louisiana, more than 130,000 blacks were registered to vote in 1896. By 1905, that number dropped to just over 1,300.
    5. The growing black population in the North also led to conflicts with whites, that included rioting in several cities between 1917 and 1919.

  9. Jim Crow was a racist fictional character popular in the early 1800s in America. This fictional character was a white person who had a blackened face. Jim Crow Laws were laws enforcing racial segregation. The Jim Crow Laws only existed in the South of America, not the North. In 1790, 757,000 blacks lived in the United States. Of those 757,000 blacks, 700,000 were slaves. Thomas Jefferson had six children with a black slave. He freed the children but kept the woman as his slave. If a black man made eye-contact with a white woman, he would be accused of highly inappropriate sexual advances. If blacks violated any Jim Crow Law, they would be brutally punished, such as whippings or even death. Lynching was the most violent form of discrimination. Lynching is when someone is hung, burned alive, or hacked to death. Between 1889 to 1918, 2,522 black Americans were lynched. If any white Americans were sympathetic to blacks they were lynched as well.

  10. Jim Crow was a fictional racist character. Jim Crow Laws were laws enforcing racial segregation.
    1. To justify slavery, slaves were dehumanized and called black cattle
    2. Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner
    3. Slaves were considered to be 3/5 of a person in the census
    4. After slavery ended, The Black Codes discriminated against colored people
    5. Even thought things were supposed to be “separate but equal” they weren’t equal

  11. 1. Jim Crow was a racist fictional character popular in America in the 1800s. He was played by a white person with blackened face, expressed racial prejudice against black Americans depicting an uneducated, poor rural black person.
    2. Southerners passed new laws enforcing racial segregation, separation of black people from whites, known as Jim Crow laws.
    3. 5 Facts
    ~ Restrooms for blacks were dirty and often little more than outhouses. Also, black entrances to public facilities were usually in the rear or the alley.
    ~ Blacks could not eat in the same restaurants, drink out of the same water fountains, watch movies in the same theaters, play in the same parks, or go to the same schools as whites.
    ~ Local authorities charged fees, called poll taxes which most blacks could not afford, and required blacks to pass literacy, reading and writing, tests not required of whites.
    ~ If blacks were to violate any Jim Crow rules, they could expect swift and perhaps brutal punishment, such as whippings or even death.
    ~ The growing black population in the North led to conflicts with whites that included rioting in several cities between 1917 and 1919.

  12. Jim Crow was a racist fictional character that was popular in the 1800s. The character was played by a white person, with a blackened face. It expressed racial prejudice against African Americans. The Jim Crow laws enforced racial segregation in the South. For example, blacks couldn’t live in the same neighborhood as a white person, use the same drinking fountain.

    Black codes denied free slaves the right to vote, to possess any form of weapon, and to leave a job and move elsewhere.

    Scientists proved that whites weren’t superior to African Americans, but the public refused to listen.

    Between the years of 1889 to1918 over 2,522 African Americans were lynched, hanged, burned alive, or hacked to death.

    Four African American college students organized a famous sit-in, where they refused to leave a restaurant in Greensboro, North Carolina until they were served, or the restaurant closed.

    In 1960 a six-year-old African American girl enrolled in a white school. Causing parents to withdrew their children. For over a year the little girl was the only child in her classroom.

  13. Jim Crow was a racist fictional character popular in America in the 1800’s. The Jim Crow Laws were laws that enforced public racial segregation. Almost 70% of the bus riders were colored. Students made the SNCC which sponsored protest marches, boycotts, sit-ins, and many other confrontational actions. The KKK’s symbol was a burning cross. George E. Haynes was the first African-American man to earn his doctorate from Columbia University. During the Jim Crow Laws colored people had people that stood out in these times whether it was with poetry, music, and even baseball.

  14. Jim Crow was a racist fictional character popular in the 1800s. The character was played by a white person with a blackened face and expressed racial prejudice against black Americans.

    Jim Crow Laws enforced public racial segregation. The laws only existed in the South. Examples of Jim Crow Laws are the segregation of public places, schools, and public transportation. Also the segregation of public restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains.

    The National Urban League was founded to help blacks adjust to city life. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) had a membership of four million by the 1920s. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded by black and white college students in 1960. The SNCC held Freedom Schools to teach blacks how to read and write so they could pass literacy tests required to vote. They sponsored protest marches, boycotts, and sit-ins against the Jim Crow Laws. The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) organized Freedom Rides in 1961. Both black and white activists rode two buses from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans. Some of the people were beaten and one bus was bombed and burned. More than three hundred Freedom Riders were arrested for disturbing the peace and sent to jail for weeks.

  15. The Jim Crow laws were racial segregation laws enacted between 1876 and 1965 in the United States at the state and local level.

  16. Jim Crow laws were segregation on racial people in the united states.
    Blacks were equal but everything was separate, it was called equal but separate. slavery grew in years when slavery was not suppose to be going on. Blacks could not marry any white people.

  17. Jim Crow was a fictional character created by Thomas “Daddy” Rice. Jim Crow laws in the south that separated blacks and whites, giving them separate drinking fountains, bathrooms, schools, etc. Whites claimed the raced were “separate but equal” but the blacks got the short end of the stick.

    5 facts of ideas:
    1. In 1970, 57,000 of 757,000 slaves were free.
    2. 22% of families had at least one slave.
    3. From 1896 to 1905 the number of blacks voting went from 130,000 to 1,300.
    4. In 1919, there were 25 race-riots in the United States.
    5. From 1889-1919, the NAACP said 2,522 blacks were hung, buried alive, hacked to death, etc.

  18. Jim Crow was a stereotypical image of a black man. It was a fictional character that was a white man with a blackened face. The Jim Crow laws were racial segregation laws in the United States in the southern part at the state and local level. The Jim Crow laws were enacted between 1876-1965.

    1. There were certain unwritten social expectations, like a black man couldn’t shake hands with a white man and blacks had to say “Mr.,”, “Sir.,” or “Ma’am.”
    2. When World War 1 started, jobs were created. Blacks in the south migrated to the north looking for jobs. This was known as the Great Migration.
    3. Black codes were laws that restricted rights for the blacks. When someone disobeyed a Black Code, they were imprisoned.
    4. Roosevelt organized a group of black advisors that became known as the Black Cabinet.
    5. Many blacks that lived in the South moved to the North during World War II. They thought they wouldn’t have to deal with the Jim Crow law anymore, but they still faced prejudice and discrimination because many Northerners shared Southerners’ attitudes about the blacks.

  19. Jim Crow was a fictional character who was became popular in America during the early 1800s. He was extremely racist and was played by a white person with a blackened face. Jim Crow expressed racial prejudice agains black Americans. The Jim Crow laws started to be introduced in 1877. They were designed to separate black and white people and create segregation in every possible aspect in the South.

    Other Facts:
    1. During the 1700s black Africans became known as ‘black cattle’ and were no longer treated as humans.
    2. Thomas Jefferson, who quoted ‘all men are created equal’ was a slave owner and most likely had six children with a slave woman.
    3. In 1790, over 22% of all American families owned at lease one slave.
    4. In Louisiana, more than 130,000 blacks were registered to vote in 1896. In 1905, there were only 1,300.
    5.The boycott following Rosa Parks’ sit-in lasted 382 days.

  20. jim crow laws were public segregation enforced in the south for everyday life style jim crow was very popular in the 1800′s blacks had to take a reading and writing test to vote.
    facts
    blacks were only counted as 3/5 of a person
    didn’t follow the laws they were whipped or even killed
    black men could not shake a white man’s hand or make eye contact with the white women
    blacks were often the last ones hired for jobs
    After slavery ended, The Black Codes discriminated against colored people

  21. Jim Crow was the stereotypical figure that was used to represent blacks. The laws were to segregate the blacks from the whites.

    1.If you broke a Jim Crow law, you would be imprisoned.
    2.Scientists proved that blacks were the same as whites but the people didn’t listen.
    3.Blacks were not allowed to vote.
    4.Blacks were often lynched.
    5.Blacks could not go to the same places as whites.

  22. Jim Crow laws were racial segregation laws enacted between 1876 and 1965 in the united states at the state and local level. He did these because he was trying to make sure that the black people not be able to do the same things as white people. the laws where only in the south of america but not in the north part and his face was blackened.

  23. 3 Facts-
    1. when they were dividing to let blacks vote, they made them be counted as 2/3 vote because there was so many of them.
    2. when the cotton gin was invented, they brought over more blacks because they needed more help because it was a lot quicker
    3. Abraham Lincoln had blacks when he was trying to end slavery

    The Jim Crow Law is the segregation between blacks and whites
    He made them sit separately

  24. Jim crow is a ordinary black man used to represent blacks. The Jim Crows laws were made to have segregation between blacks and whites.

    Blacks can’t vote
    If you break any of the jim crow laws you will go to jail.
    blacks couldn’t use the same restrooms as whites
    Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner
    Blacks couldn’t look into a woman’s eyes

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