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This is how the american south used to live in the 1950's to the 1960's and there are some Jim Crow laws.

This is how the american south used to live in the 1950's to the 1960's and there are some Jim Crow laws.

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  • 1. The American South during the 1950’s and 1960’s Alissar Abdin Block 2
  • 2. The African-American civil rights movement • During the 1950’s-1960’s, the people wanted to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans. • They wanted voting rights. • Between 1955 and 1968 acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience made crisis situations between activists and government authorities.
  • 3. • On May 17, 1954 a ruling was made that its unconstitutional to have segregation in public schools. • In August 1955, a 14 year old Chicago boy was brutally killed by two white men for being accused of whistling at a white woman, an all white jury acquitted them, they were late praised in a magazine. • On December 1st 1955, when Rosa Parks denied giving up her seat to a white passenger. The Montgomery Black community started a boycott against riding the bus after Rosa Parks was arrested. • On September 1957, Governor Orval Faubus blocked 9 black students from entering an all white high school. The president sent in troops and the national guard to help with the situation in favor of the 9 boys.
  • 4. • In March 1963, about 250,000 people walked down the constitution avenue demanding jobs and freedom, 80% of them were AfricanAmericans. • Sit ins: People would ask for services that were not allowed to them due to racial profiling. • Freedom rides: People who rode interstate buses to the segregated south. • Freedom summer: A combination of multiple drives to help for blacks to be able to vote • In 1965, black people were allowed to vote
  • 5. • Martin Luther King Jr : He gave speeches about his beliefs and how he thought things should be handled. • Rosa Parks: She was an African- American seamstress rode on a bus to go home, the bus later became crowded, she was ordered to give up her seat for a white man. She refused then got herself arrested. That lead to Martin Luther King starting a boycott the Montgomery buses. After about a year the supreme court stated that desegregation on buses was unconstitutional. • Thurgood Marshall presented 30 civil rights cases to the supreme court and won 29 of them. He was the first African- American supreme court justice in American history.
  • 6. Discrimination and injustice created the civil rights movement, and in the south it bought great changes. During the 1950’s and the 1960’s actions were made by many people that affected the movement, including many powerful leaders. People were taking action to do something about the inequality in the South that African-Americans had to deal with. By rising up and working together, people were changing the ways of the South.
  • 7. • Starting in the 1890’s, states throughout the South passed laws to prevent black citizens from improving their status or achieving qualities. These laws were called the Jim Crow Laws. They were in place until the 1950’s and 1960’s.
  • 8. • Florida: The schools for white children and the schools for black children shall be conducted separately. • Kentucky: The children of white and colored aces committed to reform schools shall be kept entirely separate from each other. • Mississippi: Separate schools shall be maintained for the children of white and colored races. • Mississippi: Separate free schools shall be established for the education of children of African descent; and it shall be unlawful for any colored child to attend any white school, or any white to attend a colored school. • New Mexico: Separate rooms shall be provided by the teaching of pupils of African descent, and such pupils may not be admitted to the school rooms occupied by other descents. • New Carolina: School textbooks shall not be exchanged between the white and colored schools, but shall continue to be used by the race first using them.
  • 9. • Alabama: It shall be unlawful to conduct a place for the serving of food in the city, in which white and colored people be served in the same room, unless they are separated by a solid partition, and unless a separate door from the street is provided. • Alabama: It shall be unlawful for a negro and a white person to play together or in company with each other at any game of pool. • Alabama: Every employer of white or negro males to provide for such white or negro males reasonably accessible and separate toilet facilities. • Georgia: All persons licensed to conduct a restaurant shall serve either white people exclusively or colored people exclusively and shall not sell to both or should not be in the same license.
  • 10. • Alabama: No person or incorporation shall acquire any white female nurse in wards or rooms in hospitals, either private or public in which negro men are placed. • Louisiana: The board of trustees shall be maintained on a separate building or separate grounds for the admission care, instruction ,and support of all blind persons of the colored race. • Mississippi: There shall be maintained by the governing authorities of every hospital maintained by the state for treatment of white or colored races separate entrances for visitors.
  • 11. • Louisiana: Any person who shall rent any part of any such building to a negro person, or family, when any white person is already living there, the person shall be guilty of misdemeanor. • Mississippi: The prison warden shall see that the white convicts shall have separate apartments for eating and sleeping from the negro convicts.
  • 12. • Arizona: The marriage of a Caucasian blood with a negro shall be null and void. • Florida: All marriages between a white person and negro are prohibited. • Georgia: No colored barber shall serve as a barber to white women or girls. • Georgia: No officer in charge shall not bury any colored persons upon ground used for the burial of white persons. • Wyoming: All marriages of white persons with negroes, Mulattos, Mongolians, or Malaya are illegal.
  • 13. Citations • 303897/Jim-Crow-law • n+States+in+the+1950's+and+1960's • /examples-of-jim-crow-laws.html