By 1909, 14 state legislatures enacted laws in which passengers were assigned separate coaches, compartments, or seats on the basis of race.
It went as far as blacks could not eat at 3 Elizabeth, Guffey, "Knowing Their Space: Signs of Jim Crow in the Segregated South," Design Issues 28, no. 4 Elizabeth, Guffey, "Knowing Their Space: Signs of Jim Crow in the Segregated South," Design Issues 28, no. circumstances mentioned, they were unable to do so.
In 1896, Louisiana had more than 130, black registered voters, but by 1905 that dropped to 1,300.
1 Through the South’s defeat in the Civil War, the US Constitution implemented three amendments that would give more rights to freed slaves.
However, the abolishment of slavery was replaced with racial discrimination and unjust rules known as the Jim Crow Law.
2 It was difficult for blacks to contest against this discrimination because of the drastic and even horrific consequences.
The Jim Crow South was an era of African American segregation; through social, political, and economical factors, blacks were unable to contest this oppression.
In order for blacks to be successful in the South, they needed more economical opportunities.
Blacks were relatively poor which ultimately made it extremely difficult to create their own success.
Similar to many instances of black oppression, the government would turn a blind eye; lynching was not prosecuted.
9 This made it extremely difficult for African Americans to contest political oppression of the Jim Crow South.