Essay On Jim Crow Laws

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The Jim Crow laws were laws that made the whites seem inferior to the African-Americans. They were originated in 1877. These laws kept African-Americans from doing things like riding on busses, drinking from water fountains, and more. They were laws that touched the lives of the African-Americans and not in a positive way. They made the African-Americans feel like they did not matter and they were forced to feel like a mistake that God made. However, the Bible states that every single person is fearfully and wonderfully made (The Holy Bible, Psalm 139:14). Man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart (The Holy Bible, 1 Sam. 16:7). Why do people see color and judge when they can not help their physical appearance but they are fully in control of their heart and actions?The African-Americans did not choose a life of slavery and shame. The were brought of to North America by force. From their beginnings in 1877, the Jim Crow laws, both codified and uncodified, greatly affected the African- American way of life. Despite popular belief, the Jim Crow laws were not named after an actual human rather a made up character that was a big hit in the North. The play started in New York City. It had a famous scene called “Jump, Jim Crow.” The infamous person who played this role of Jim Crow was Thomas Dartmouth Rice (Little). “He would put on not only African-Americans Face makeup, but shabby dress that imitated in his mind-and white people’s minds of the
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