Fifty years ago, the voting Rights Act targeted the laws and practices of Jim Crow. Here’s where the name came from.
3 - 12
Geography, Social Studies, U.S. History
Thomas Dartmouth Rice was a white American stage performer in the early 1830s. He is best known for popularizing the derogatory practice of blackface with an act called “Jump, Jim Crow” (or “Jumping Jim Crow”).
Portrait from the New York Public Library Digital Collections
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June 2, 2022
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