Below is a brief description of Jim Crow. Please read it and then answer the questions . . . use your dictionary.
After the Civil War, white southerners devised a system to
the Blacks. The subjugation was known as Jim Crow which became a way of life for both races in the South. It was a set of laws or customs which
Blacks from the “good life.” This meant that African-Americans had no rights and could not
themselves when wronged. During this era, Blacks were
by hanging from a tree or tarred and feathered for any minor
. Therefore, the Blacks, especially males had to be
in order to survive. For example, if a Black supposedly became arrogant or disrespected a white woman or man next day he would be hanging from a tree. “Jim Crow” and
of the Black man. This
was to follow his until the 1960’s and the Civil Rights Era.
1. Why do you think the South used this tactic of fear? _____
2. Do you think Jim Crow could be enforced today? _____
3. The Civil Rights Movement changed many things in the South. Can you name at least two things which has made life better for all Americans? _____
4. Pretend that you are a young Black child and there is only one park to visit. What do you do? _____