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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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Building on the centrality of gender in Jim Crow's formations of personhood, Haley illustrates how racialized gender binaries allowed white women to occupy categories of womanhood that preserved their female personhood as they entered the otherwise male-dominated paid labor force.
His discussion of President Hayes's role in transforming the Compromise of 1877 to the legal foundation of Jim Crow is powerfully demonstrated.
The basic impulse behind the Occupy movement regarding economic disparity in American society resonates with this call to dismantle the new Jim Crow by letting "the oppressed go free" (Luke 4:18).
(3) Among other factors, the Jim Crow state lead by a figure such as Theodore Bilbo or James K.
Ghosts of Jim Crow insightfully draws the broad plot lines of the American racial paradigm:
Brian Norman's Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature examines the novel, drama, and film in terms of (the author's own coinage) the "neo-segregation narrative." Norman's study spans the period from Lorraine Hansberry's nascent civil rights period play A Raisin in the Sun (1959) through Toni Morrison's late civil rights movement novel The Bluest Eye (1970) to Spike Lee's post-civil rights film Bamboozled (2000) and Suzan-Lori Parks's postmodern Faulkner takeoff, Getting Mother's Body (2003).
* Jim Crow laws were ordinances passed after 1877 by Southern states in defiance of the 14th Amendment.
Washington, who grew up after emancipation but became active as writers as Jim Crow superseded the ideals of Reconstruction in the 1890s.
Nick and Satchel form an unlikely friendship as the team encounters Jim Crow laws and unabashed racial hatred while on a barnstorming tour.
UPHEAVAL IN CHARLESTON: EARTHQUAKE AND MURDER ON THE EVE OF JIM CROW tells of a massive earthquake near Charleston South Carolina in 1886 that sent shock waves as far as Maine and Florida.
They escaped Adolf Hitler, only to encounter Jim Crow. How did so many Jewish scholars end up at southern HBCUs, and how did they fare?
Lentz-Smith describes in detail the events leading up to the Houston riot that took place close to the beginning of the war as African Americans renewed attacks on Jim Crow. Her discussion of the 24th Infantry's Third Battalion's arrival in Houston to guard over the construction of a National Guard training camp and the town's reaction to the men who were "unwilling to keep in their place" is a vivid portrayal of the attitudes of African American soldiers who intended to defy the social system structured for them by the Jim Crow laws and of the attitudes of hostile, unwelcoming citizens who did not accept the well-traveled, well-seasoned soldiers.
We must not forget the millions disenfranchised by modern Jim Crow policies when we go the ballot box in November 2010.
Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South.
Rice, Jim Crow, American: Selected Songs and Plays, edited by W.