Who Was Jim Crow?

Who Was Jim Crow?

Who Was Jim Crow?

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Who Was Jim Crow?                                                                                                        

The name Jim Crow originated in the 1880s when actor Thomas D. Rice developed a character, as Jim Crow.  Rice wore black face in mockery of black people, and the act grew into what became known as the minstrel show.  The character of Jim Crow stereotyped black people as ignorant and shiftless.

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