“Examples of Jim Crow Laws”


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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.

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Nina Simone – “Backlash Blues” at Montreux 1976