Examples of Jim Crow Laws 


A Jim Crow law is a law that prevents blacks from doing certain things, bars blacks from attending certain places, and having access to public facilities. These are some examples of Jim Crow laws from mostly southern states alphabetically.

Alabama-

• Segregated transportation and waiting rooms.
• White nurses are not forced to treat and help African-American men in a hospital or institution even if the black man is in critical condition.
• Blacks and whites cannot play billiards together.

Arizona-

• Marriage between races is prohibited.

Arkansas-

• Marriage between races is prohibited.
• Segregated transportation and waiting rooms.
• There was a black poll tax.

Florida-

• Marriage between races is prohibited.
• All public schools were segregated.

Georgia-

• White baseball teams cannot play within two blocks of a black playground, and vice-versa.
• White restaurant owners cannot do business with African-Americans.
• Mental hospitals were segregated between races.
• Marriage between races is prohibited.

Louisiana-

• There was racial segregation residentially.

Maryland-

• Segregated transportation and waiting rooms.

Mississippi-

• Marriage between races is prohibited.

Missouri-

• There was segregation in all public schools.

New Mexico-

• There was segregation in all public schools.

North Carolina-

• There was segregation in all public schools.

Oklahoma-

• All possible forms of public racial segregation.

South Carolina-

• White restaurant owners cannot do business with African-Americans.

Texas-

• There were 27 Jim Crow laws passed in total in Texas, similar to the ones above (and below).

West Virginia-

• There was segregation in all public schools.

Wyoming-

• Marriage between races is prohibited.






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