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Jim Crow

The systemic discrimination against African Americans that occurred in the southern United States from the end of the American Civil War until the 1960s, in which black people were treated as a lower class of citizens than white people. Back during Jim Crow, a black person couldn't even use the same drinking fountain as a white person! Many are calling this systemic racism the "new Jim Crow."
See also: crow, Jim
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3) Among other factors, the Jim Crow state lead by a figure such as Theodore Bilbo or James K.
Part 1 invites the reader to remember slavery and Jim Crow in U.
Norman proposes the useful critical term "temporal dysphoria to explain the effect of seeing images of Jim Crow today when dominant cultural narratives suggest they should be then" (6).
The first chapter of The African American Roots of Modernism examines constructions of African American dualism that responded to the intensification of Jim Crow segregation by the turn of the century.
Lentz-Smith provides a humanistic approach to the war years through her stories of the lives of people who fought, in their own ways, to remove the bondage of the Jim Crow society facing them in their everyday lives.
Although the two styles certainly do not exhaust the ways in which white people acted black on stage, Jim Crow and Uncle Tom represent two of the most prominent and enduring modes of American racial performance (witness their eventual transformation into fighting words).
The success of Durham's black community, Brown argues, comes in large part from a willingness by the city's black leadership to accept segregation and construct, financial and social institutions "behind the veil" of Jim Crow.
The New Jim Crow is both a call to action for everyone concerned with racial justice and an important tool for anyone concerned with understanding and dismantling this oppressive system.
The personification of the Jim Crow segregation laws - a swirling, threatening black bird that "peck, peck, pecks" at their psyche - is a powerful image hovering over the pages.
In the nearly two centuries since Rice first appeared, Jim Crow has come to signify American racism.
That was one of the Jim Crow laws, which ran in America's southern states from the 1870s to the 1960s, recognising black people as equal but separate.
I thought that perhaps some people didn't collect certain items because they would be reminded of painful practices such as slavery and Jim Crow.
The Supreme Court is the fourth PBS series that New York Life has sponsored, following The American President, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, and Slavery and the Making of America.
Hoffschwelle (professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University), The Rosenwald Schools of the American South is the true story of a partnership to build model schools for black children during the Jim Crow era in the South, with positive repercussions lasting to the present day.
FREEDOM COLONIES: INDEPENDENT BLACK TEXANS IN THE TIME OF JIM CROW.