Jim Crow laws were a series of ordinances and statues in American communities intended to keep white people and black people segregated, according to Ferris State University. These "laws" were in effect from 1877 to the ... More »

The Jim Crow laws legally segregated blacks from whites in the southern United States, from the Reconstruction period following the Civil War until the 1950s and 1960s, when they were repealed. Although the laws guarante... More »

The broad category of Jim Crow laws includes the prohibition of interracial marriage and laws enforcing the "separate but equal" doctrine that prevented racial integration in public places, such as restaurants, and requi... More »

The purpose of the Jim Crow laws was to segregate and disenfranchise black Americans. The Jim Crow system, which was a racial caste class in actuality, was a series of immutable anti-black laws that mainly deprived Afric... More »

Jim Crow was a character developed during the 1820s by a stage performer named Thomas Rice. According to Ferris State University, Rice may have been inspired to create the character by a personal encounter with either an... More »

The new Jim Crow refers to the disenfranchisement and marginalization of African-Americans who were imprisoned under the American criminal justice system, reports National Public Radio. Decades ago, about 12 states in th... More »

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The Jim Crow laws legally segregated blacks from whites in the southern United States, from the Reconstruction period following the Civil War until the 1950s and 1960s, when they were repealed. Although the laws guarante... More »