Jim Crow Laws

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“I’m tired of you [people] pushing [us] around.” Rosa Parks said this because of Jim Crow Laws in the 1960’s. What were the Jim Crow laws? The Jim Crow laws were the South’s way of avoiding blacks’ rights. Some specific ways included were by; segregation, poll taxes, literacy tests, by busses and transportation.
“In 1943, indicates separate facilities for black customers at a bus station in Rome. Segregation of blacks and whites became a common occurrence in the South with the rise of Jim Crow laws in the 1890s. In the 1890s, Georgia and other southern states passed a wide variety of Jim Crow laws that mandated racial segregation or separation in public facilities and effectively codified the region's tradition of white supremacy” (Hatfield, 2013). Segregation -which means to be separate but equal – was one way the south avoided blacks’ rights. Some examples are: they weren’t permitted to go to the same schools. Colored children had to go to certain schools even if there was a white school down the road. Another example is blacks’ had to use different restrooms and different drinking fountains. Here’s another example: they also had to go to certain restaurants and stores. In the summer most of the places blacks had to go to weren’t air conditioned. They couldn’t even ride in the same railroad car as white people. They weren’t even allowed to be buried where a white person was buried. Blacks’ weren’t permitted to marry a white person. Black children weren’t even permitted to have the same textbooks as white children. The textbooks were not interchangeable, the school that had the book first got to keep it. Colored children had to go to certain schools even if a white school is just down the road. Another way the south avoided b...

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...nt terror, afraid that they would be attacked any minute.
In the end, Rosa Parks got what she wanted; rights for blacks. Even though there is still racism today blacks are considered equal to whites. When she sat in her bus seat and said, “I’m tired of you [people] pushing [us] around.” It made a difference in this world. She became a positive role model for Colored people.

Works Cited

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/segregation http://racism.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=501:jcrow02&catid=114:legal-apartheid-jim-crow&Itemid=140 http://teachinghistory.org/historhttp://www.crf-usa.org/black-history-month/a-brief-history-of-jim-crowy-content/beyond-the-textbook/24693 http://www.crf-usa.org/black-history-month/a-brief-history-of-jim-crow http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/history/1-segregated/white-only-1.html

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