Jim Crow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jim crow a crowbar fitted with a claw for pulling nails
    • n Jim Crow barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jim Crow A legally sanctioned system of racial discrimination practised in the southern United States until declared unconstitutional in 1953 and further restricted by federal legislation, by means of which negroes were segregated and discriminated against in employment and in many places of public accommodation, such as parks, commercial establishments, and public transportation.
    • Jim Crow A negro; -- said to be so called from a popular negro dance song, the refrain of which is “Wheel about and turn about and jump Jim Crow,” produced in 1835 by Thomas D. Rice (1808-1860), a famous negro minstrel; -- considered disparaging and offensive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jim Crow jim krō, one of the earliest negro-minstrel songs: a kind of generic name for the negro.
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Usage

In literature:

Shall the black soldier hero be allowed to take his croix de guerre into a jim-crow car?
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Wheel er bout en do er bout en jump Jim Crow.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
They had been brought down in the regular "Jim Crow" car, for the colonel saw coloured women and children come out ahead of them.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
The work of White and others marked the beginning of a systematic attack against Jim Crow.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
No Jim Crow here then.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Professor Jim Crow smiled and turned to page 49.
"Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers" by David Cory
Uncle Ned's jist buried, and Jim Crow comes on in three minutes.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
Yet that Jim Crow road was the foundation of the Great Northern system, the Hill line, stretching across Dakota and Montana to Puget Sound.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Jim Crow is the representative of that injured race, and as such is the idol of your populace!
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
That damned Jim Crow!
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
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In poetry:

Good Italian gentlemen, fatherly and kind,
Brings us over to London here our horgins for to grind;
Sends us out vith little vite mice and guinea-pigs also
A popping of the Veasel and a Jumpin of JIM CROW.
"The Organ-Boy’s Appeal" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Voting laws keep Jim Crow alive.
Will Republicans succeed with Jim Crow lite laws.
If You Think "It Can't Happen Here"…Well, It Already Has: The Wilmington Coup, Jim Crow , and "Stand Your Ground".
Will Republicans succeed with Jim Crow lite.
Garry Trudeau Doonesbury's newest face: Jim Crow .
Michelle Alexander and the New Jim Crow .
These videos are also used in the lesson plan "Realities of Life in the Jim Crow Era" (Grades 8-11).
A Jim Crow View of the Southern Plantation System.
New museum showing artifacts of the Jim Crow era opens in Michigan.
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State.
Racist artifacts on display at Ferris State's Jim Crow Museum.
In a March 14, 2012 photo, visitors look over displays at the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Big Rapids, Mich.
Jim Crow Still Exists In America.
Alabama's immigration law: Jim Crow revisited.
Politics 96-year-old Woman Who Voted During Jim Crow Is Denied Photo ID.
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