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Jim Crow

The period in the southern United States, from the end of the American Civil War until the 1960s, in which African Americans were treated as a lower class of citizens than white people. Though there are still race-related issues today, back during Jim Crow, a black person couldn't even use the same drinking fountain as a white person!
See also: crow, Jim


excellent. This is a jim-dandy knife. Where'd you get it? Tom: I'll meet you at six, OK? Charlie: That'll be jim-dandy.
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JIM HARRICK on UCLA: "They did it in a conference tournament.
JIM HARRICK on UCLA coach Ben Howland: "I listen to Ben Howland talk and he always talks about great defense, great rebounding, controlling the tempo, sharing the ball, and a tough minded team.
JIM HARRICK on Gonzaga: "When the Zags get down, they bring Morrison out to the point and let him pass and cut off screens.
JIM HARRICK on Sheldon Williams of Duke playing against Southern: "He looks like a man playing among boys.
JIM HARRICK on Rob Spivery, coach of Southern: "They haven't had a winning season in five years, but Rob Spivery, has coached a long time.
JIM HARRICK on Duke's win: "They just had a little bit too much for them.