Jim Crow Laws

(laws to enforce racial segregation in the South, in force until 1965)


  • No person shall require any white female to nurse in wards or rooms in which negro men are placed.
  • It shall be unlawful for a white person to marry anyone except a white person. Any marriage in violation of this section shall be void.
  • No colored barber shall serve as a barber to white women or girls.
  • The officer in charge shall not bury any colored persons upon ground used for the burial of white persons.
  • Books shall not be interchangeable between the white and colored schools, but shall continue to be used by the race first using them.
  • Negroes and whites are not allowed to share water fountains, movie houses, public restrooms, ballparks, phone booths, circus shows. Negroes cannot use the same pharmacy or buy postage stamps at the same window. …