The Rise And Fall Of Jim Crow Analysis

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PBS was the main website to talk about the article The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. In the article there were 3 topics discussed that helped illustrate what the Jim Crow laws were and did. The author of these articles is Tsahai Tafari. The Jim Crow laws were a popular ideal in the 1820’s. Its a “namesake of an American system of discrimination and segregation.” The aspects of “[t]he black codes of the reconstruction era and railroad segregation laws foreshadowed the birth of the system of JimCrow.” When the Compromise of 1877 came into full swing this “allowed Jim Crow to come into full power.” Making it a country uproar and issue among many who saw it as a bad idea. The start of the election of 1876, had “the federal government [withdrawing]…show more content…
This established a base that made “…it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, but there was a national backlash…[which] led to the Supreme Court’s nullification of the Civil Rights Act in 1883.” Because of the nullification, throughout the years to come blacks were being torn down and positions that they acquired before were being taken from them. In the year of 1901 a colored representative who was in Congress was fired. It’s not till 30 years later when “a black person could gain a seat in the House or Senate.” Many of what was going on was because of the South being so involved with slaves they didn 't want those rights and beliefs taken from them. Also, many didn 't want black people to have the same rights as…show more content…
Starting in the 1930’s is when the rights for blacks became more of a discussion. The south was against the legislative trying to pass anything that revolved around black suffrage. The Legislators were more focused on making the Southerners happy instead of focusing on the blacks. But, “Roosevelet needed the votes of Southern Democrats to pass relief legislation, and he feared losing Congressional support by introducing any provisions for civil rights.” However, when Roosevelt reached his second term, “…the Democratic party had become more liberal, less deferential to Southerners, and more interested in urban issues.” So, this became a turning point for the black community. The Southerners became mad, so they started “[blocking] legislation introduced by [the north], liberal democrats, leading filibusters against anti-lynching and anti-poll tax

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