The Dictionary You Can Understand
Examples of Jim Crow Laws
“It shall be unlawful for a negro and white person to play together or in company with each other at any game of pool or billiards.” This selection is an example of a Jim Crow law that was effective in the state of Alabama from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.
Jim Crow laws functioned to keep black and white people separated, particularly in social settings and social institutions such as marriage. The states and cities were allowed to punish people who went against these laws.
Nina Simone – “Backlash Blues” at Montreux 1976
- Bernie Sanders blasts the Supreme Court for taking us back to Jim Crow era voting (syndicatednewsservices.com)
- Guess Which State Was the Most Dangerous for Blacks During Jim Crow? (whatthehelliswater.com)
- Just When You Think We’re Making Progress (tomwoods.com)
- Jim crow presentation (slideshare.net)
- Churches Say No to the New Jim Crow of Mass Incarceration (blackchristiannews.com)
- On Hypocrisy, Voter ID, the Right to Bear Arms, and ‘Jim Crow’ (nationalreview.com)
- Al Sharpton Says We Live in the Age of Jim Crow’s Son (libertynews.com)
- ‘F**k the new Jim Crow': John Legend slams North Carolina’s voter ID law (twitchy.com)
- Trayvon Martin and Black Man 101: The New Curriculum (ourfuture.org)
- Defining Racism w/ respect to Oppressive Laws (aspoonfulofsuga.wordpress.com)