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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: JIM CROW LAWS OF AMERICAN SOUTHERN STATES 1880s to 1960s :

From the 1880s into the 1960s , majority of American States enforced segregation through  the "JIM CROW LAWS" so called after a Black Character in a Minstrel shows, from Delaware to California  and from North Dakota to Texas, many states and cities too could impose legal punishments on people for coveting with members of other Race. The Common Laws forbade intermarriage and ordered business owners and public institutions to keep Black and White clientele separate

Here are some Examples:-

1.  NURSES:-  No person or corporation shall require any White Female Nurse in wards or rooms in hospitals, either public or private, in which Negro men are placed  (Alabama)







































2.  BUSES :-    All passenger stations in this state operated by any motor transportation company shall have separate waiting rooms or space and separate ticket windows for white and Black races. (Alabama)
3.  RAIL ROAD:- The conductor of each passenger train is authorized and required to assign each passenger to the car or division of the car, when it is divided by a partition, designated for the race to which passenger belong.  (Alabama) .
4. RESTAURANTS:- It shall be lawful to conduct a restaurant or other places for the serving of food in the city, at which White and Black People are served in the same room unless such white and black person are effectively separated by a partition extending from the floor upwards to a distance of seven feet or higher and unless a separate entrance from the street is provided for each compartments. (Florida)