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IMAGES OF JIM CROW. Don Spooner and Chris Harper. The "Jim Crow" figure was a fixture of the minstrel shows that toured the South; a white man made up as a black man sang and mimicked stereotypical behavior in the name of comedy.

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IMAGES OF JIM CROW

Don Spooner and Chris Harper

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The "Jim Crow" figure was a fixture of the minstrel shows that toured the South; a white man made up as a black man sang and mimicked stereotypical behavior in the name of comedy.

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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Another in a series of racist posters attacking Radical Republican exponents of black suffrage, issued during the 1866 PA gubernatorial race.

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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Sheet music cover illustration with caricatures of ragged African-American musicians and dancers.

1847

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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Sheet music cover illustration with caricatures of ragged African-American musicians and dancers.

1847

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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The most recognizable trademark in the world by 1900, Bull Durham tobacco ads and trading cards typically depicted caricatures of foolish looking or silly acting blacks to draw attention to its product. Each ad has a green bull somewhere in the image.

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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Two silly looking black hunters have all the equipment for the hunt, but no match with which to light their cigarettes. The hunters are exaggerated images of blacks trying to imitate white people at sport. Notice the trademark green bull in the background. The Bull Durham bull together with the stereotypical images of blacks were a standard part of America\'s popular culture at the turn of the century.

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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Nicodemus, Kansas, 1870s: Middle class settler\'s homestead.

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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Philadelphia, 1889: Removing an African American from a Philadelphia Railway car--after the implementation of Jim Crow, the integration imposed by Reconstruction was stripped away by new laws.

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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The costumes and rituals of the new Ku Klux Klan became symbols of terror in America during the first three decades of the twentieth century. (1915). The new Klan spread all over the nation with a membership numbering over three million in the 1920s.

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 1939: "Colored" water fountains were fixtures throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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Washington DC, Ku Klux Klan Parade

1928

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/bitter.html

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Lynching of Rubin Stacy for allegedly attacking a white woman. 1935

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/bitter.html

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Child on Trepagnier plantation near Norco, Louisana

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/bitter.html

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Waco, Texas

1939

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/bitter.html

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Section Hand,

Alma Plantation, False River, Louisiana.

1934

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/bitter.html

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Tenant farmers

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/bitter.html

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Memphis, Tennesee

1943

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/bitter.html

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Durham, North Carolina

1940

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/bitter.html

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Detroit 1944: Pallbearers with casket walking in front of sign reading "here lies Jim Crow" during the NAACP Detroit branch "Parade for Victory."

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/scripts/jimcrow/gallery.cgi?collection=crow

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