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Jim Crow Laws had a huge impact on America. Thomas Dartmouth Rice’s skit helped start these laws and much was done to stop these laws such as Brown v. Board of education, Martin Luther King, and The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Jim Crow Laws are laws that segregated blacks and whites, and had a negative impact on society.

Jim Crow Laws were mainly in southern states (Columbia University). The name “Jim Crow” Came from a minstrel song (Columbia University). The laws taught that all African Americans were inferior.

For over 100 years blacks and whites have been separated, because of Jim Crow laws. A man named Thomas Dartmouth Rice put together skits (Simkins 177). One of the skits was called “Jim Crow”. In this skit a black boy was washing a horse and he had horrible manners (177). This skit started a stereotype that all black people had bad manners and were unruly. This stereotype became very popular. Thomas decided to make a series of Jim Crow Skits(177). They Started becoming popular in England and big cities in America like New York (177). Plessy v. Ferguson was a big factor in starting Jim Crow Laws. It allowed for Separate but Equal (Columbia University).

For example, Blacks Could not offer to shake hands, eat together with whites, light a white female’s cigarette, show public affection, or even sit in the front seat of a car with a white driver(Ferris). In Many occasions blacks were treated as if they were kids while the whites were treated like adults.

~Brian Smith

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    Jim Crow Laws are laws that segregated blacks and whites. They had a negative impact on society, but also huge impact on America. Thomas Dartmouth Rice’s skit helped start these laws. Much was also done to stop these laws, such as Brown v. Board of education, Martin Luther King's attempts, and The Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Jim Crow Laws were mainly in southern states. The name “Jim Crow” came from a minstrel song. The laws taught that all African Americans were inferior to white Americans.

    For over 100 years, blacks and whites were segregated because of Jim Crow laws. A man named Thomas Dartmouth Rice put together skits to help create these laws. One of the skits was called “Jim Crow”. In this skit a black boy was washing a horse and he had horrible manners. This skit started a stereotype that all black people had bad manners and were unruly, and it became very popular. Thomas decided to make a series of Jim Crow Skits. They started becoming popular in England and big cities in America, like New York. Plessy v. Ferguson was a big factor in starting Jim Crow Laws. It allowed for Separate but Equal.

    For example, blacks could not offer to shake hands, eat together with whites, light a white female’s cigarette, show public affection, or even sit in the front seat of a car with a white driver. On many occasions blacks were treated as if they were kids while the whites were treated like adults.

    ~Brian Smith

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