BLACK PEOPLE IN THE USA. THE JIM CROW LAWS. UNTIL MOST BLACK PEOPLE WERE . 1863. SLAVES. BLACK PEOPLE HAD NOT CHOSEN TO COME TO THE USA. SLAVES. FREE LABOUR FOR PLANTATIONS. THEY WERE TAKEN FROM AFRICA AGAINST THEIR WILL!.
THE JIM CROW LAWS
FREE LABOUR FOR PLANTATIONS
THEY WERE TAKEN FROM AFRICA AGAINST THEIR WILL!
THEY WERE SOLD TO WORK ON IN THE STATES.
CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION WHICH GAVE HOPE FOR A BETTER LIFE...
Gave Black American adult males the right to .
Stated Black people had the right to and be treated by law in the same as White people.
WHAT WERE THESE JIM CROW LAWS??
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE JIM CROW LAWS WERE DESIGNED TO DO?
WATCH A CLIP FROM BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) AND THE JAZZ SINGER (1928)...
WHILE WATCHING THE CLIPS THINK ABOUT HOW THEY ARE PORTRAYING BLACK PEOPLE AND WHY THE FILM STUDIOS DIDN’T HIRE BLACK PEOPLE.
one black, one white
Jim Crow Laws...
CAN YOU THINK HOW AND WHERE BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN KEPT SEPARATE OR SEGREGATED??
[The County Board of Education] shall provide schools of two kinds; those for white children and those for colored children. Texas
Every person...operating...any public hall, theatre, opera house, motion picture show or any place of public entertainment or public assemblage which is attended by both white and colored persons, shall separate the white race and the colored race and shall set apart and designate...certain seats therein to be occupied by white persons and a portion thereof , or certain seats therein, to be occupied by colored persons. Virginia
No colored barber shall serve as a barber [to] white women or girls. Georgia
All passenger stations in this state operated by any motor transportation company shall have separate waiting rooms or space and separate ticket windows for the white and colored races (Alabama).
All marriages between a white person and a negro, or between a white person and a person of negro descent to the fourth generation inclusive, are hereby forever prohibited. Florida
EVEN NOW SOME PEOPLE ARE AGAINST INTERMARRIAGE
A Black man not allowed to offer to shake hands with a White man or woman.
Not meant to eat together. If did Whites to be served first and a screen put between them.
Blacks had to address Whites formally, while Whites could call Black people by their first names.