Jim Crow Laws Between 1877 And The 1950's

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Jim Crow laws were laws in the United States between 1877 and the 1950’s that held back African Americans from reaching their full potential and limited their rights. Jim crow laws were found in almost every State in that time. Jim Crow Laws caused the African Americans in the United States to live a horrendous life. African Americans in this time period were limited to all of the amenities the Whites had. In this essay I will describe some laws and situations where African Americans were stripped of their power and rights that they earned from the United States. One example of how Jim Crow Laws restrained African Americans in the United States from reaching their full potential is the Law from Texas. The law reads, “The County Board of Education shall provide schools of two kinds; those for white children and those for colored children” ( Jim Crow Laws, Pg. 181 Jim Crow Law 33). This Jim Crow law did not allow colored children to get the education they needed to affect society positively. Some of those children could have been successful doctors, scientists, or even teachers. Also, the law says that they need to provide two kinds of schools, not separate, but two kinds. The schools during this time period were not equally funded and they did not provide the same education. Without education the African Americans were held back from their full potential and did not have a chance to positively …show more content…

These laws basically said, African Americans can not be treated by white hospitals, even if they are at the end of their rope. African American hospitals were not funded as much as white hospitals, they did not have the technologies that the whites had, an the doctors were not as knowledgeable because only blacks could treat blacks and none of them had an education because they were taught in a less funded, dreadful

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