jim_crow_laws_job1_0 - Running head African American History Name Title Subject Date Introduction The white Southerners were not pleased with the

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Running head: African American History Name: Title: Subject: Date: Introduction The white Southerners were not pleased with the adoption of 13th Amendment after the end of the civil war. This can be attributed to the fact slavery had come to an end, and they were going to live and work equally with blacks with whom were they portrayed as inferior (Hine et. al, 2013). Consequently, this leads to the emergence of Jim Crow laws in the southern states to maintain the status quo. This is essay going to focus on Jim Crow laws and its effect on the black community. Further, the impact of Grandfather clause and the black code will also be discussed. The Jim Crow laws were ordinances and statues that were meant to separate the blacks from whites in the American. In theory, the law was mandated to ensure separate but equal rights for the African American (Burch, 233). However, this was not the case in practice as the law condemned the blacks where they received inferior facilities and treatment. Education, transport and other utilities were separated with the blacks receiving a lower-grade. The blacks were unhappy, and this led to a series of protests and demonstrations to resist the draconian laws. These protests were aimed at creating a fair ground for all the races, and this can be reflected the present day America. There is equality in all aspects of life, and the African American also have the right to vote. Protests organized by the civil right movement in the 1960s prompted President J.F Kennedy to present a bill to the Congress in 1963 that proposed the federal protection of the
African American History 2 black community who were demanding for racial parity (Burch, 233). Today the American

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