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    Comedy performer Thomas “Jim Crow” Rice coined the term “Jim Crow” through his derogatory minstrel shows in which danced and sang in an offensive way towards African Americans while covered in black shoe polish. Even though Rice was only trying to entertain his audience, his performances suggested that all African Americans were ignorant useless buffoons Rice’s performances were so derogatory towards African Americans that they removed signs of humanity from them and caused people to become less

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    “Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life.” (“What was Jim Crow?”). The laws created a divided America and made the United States a cruel place for over 70 years. The Jim Crow Laws caused segregation in the education system, social segregation, and limited job opportunities for African Americans. Although the 13th Amendment ended slavery, it did not solve the problem of unjust treatment towards African Americans. “Jim Crow Laws were laws in the South based

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    were equal, but the Jim Crow laws kept them separate from white people. “Jim Crow system was undergirded by beliefs or rationalizations: whites were superior to blacks in all important ways…”("What Was Jim Crow?"). Jim Crow laws determined how an individual was treated in the areas of social interactions, education and health care. Jim Crow laws were put in place in the United States to keep blacks separated from whites and limit their rights as citizens. Jim Crow was a law of segregation and discrimination

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    always lorded over blacks wanted to continue doing having power over them. In order to do so, the states that once made up the Confederacy started to pass numerous discriminatory laws to hold African Americans down. These laws turned strongest in the 1950s and became known as Jim Crow laws. Since the fall of the Jim Crow South in the late 1960s, plenty of literature has been published explaining the many aspects of this chapter in American history. One example of this is the

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    The Stain of the Jim Crow Laws

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    practiced widespread racial discrimination in the form of the Jim Crow laws (Pilgrim). Under these laws, legalized further by the court case Plessy v. Ferguson, black citizens were made second class in all forms of social and intellectual life. Members of the black community were segregated to separate and unequal establishments, suppressed by both the legal system as well as their white neighbors (“Examples of Jim Crow Laws”). The use of these laws were to support white supremacy and to ensure the “purity”

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    Jim Crow Laws Symbolized

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    even more is that there is nothing to be done about it but just walk by and keep your mouth shut. The Tragic Jim Crow Laws should be built because it will teach people about the injustice that happened to blacks, the symbolism in the memorial will teach people about the struggles of the blacks, and the memorial is also in a very easy to reach location. These set of laws called the Jim Crow laws were in place in order to judge blacks. Hence, this injustice should be memorialized so that it can be can

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    Essay On Jim Crow Law

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    there was a law in Nebraska in 1911 that stated “Marriages are void when one party is a white person and the other is possessed of one-eighth or more negro, Japanese, or Chinese blood.” Laws like these were harsh on African Americans and this law was passed as Jim Crow Laws were coming to an end. These weren’t just laws to the people of that time, they were a way of life. The Jim Crow Laws undermined multiple amendments and through the Unite States into turmoil and riots. The laws undermined the

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    Jim Crow Laws

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          Jim Crow Laws The name for the Jim Crow Laws comes from a character in a Minstrel Show. The Minstrel Show was one of the first forms of American entertainment, which started in 1843. They were performed by successors of black song and dance routine actors. The first Minstrel Show was started by a group of four men from Virginia, who all painted their faces black and performed a small song and dance skit in a small theater in New York City. Thomas Dartmouth Rice, a white actor, performed

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    Jim Crow South Racism was prominent in the Colonial seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Racism is the belief that the physical characteristics of a person determine the capabilities in which that individual is best fit to do. Race was the foundation of all slavery and eventually led to what would be known as the Jim Crow Laws. At this time, the North and South expressed different opinions on slavery and superiority between races. The constant struggle for equality among African Americans was battled

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    to the African Americans. The Jim Crow era exemplified how whites disregarded African Americans equality and justice. Jim Crow began as a black character in musical shows that evolved into cruel laws. “Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life. Under Jim Crow, African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens” (“The Origins of Jim Crow”). Jim Crow laws were harsh and degrading to the African Americans. Jim

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