The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow


Lesson Plan 1: "What a Character!"
Jim Crow Media Interaction Sheet



As you watch the Jim Crow video and examine the Jim Crow Web sites, complete the following information.

"Who Was Jim Crow?" Online Essay at http://www.ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/who.htm.

Question 1: Who was the actor that originated the "Jim Crow" character?

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Question 2: What was blackface makeup, and how did minstrel shows portray blacks?

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Question 3: How was the term "Jim Crow" used from the 1830s to 1950s? How was it used at the end of the 19th century?

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Question 4: Who were the typical characters in minstrel shows?

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Question 5: Other than minstrel shows, where were racist caricatures found?

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In the space below and on the back of this page, list ten laws or rules that restricted African-Americans' lives.