Category Archives: Segregation

May 18, 1865: Jim Crow in Philadelphia

A black man attempts to claim his rights in Pennsylvania. THE RIGHTS OF COLORED CITIZENS.; Curious Affair in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, May 17 — 2 P.M. Last evening a colored man got into a Pine-street passenger car, and refused all … Continue reading

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January 4, 1864: Seeds of Jim Crow

This New York Times editorial makes the argument that the question of the social status of black Americans need not be settled before reconstruction takes place. Reading it charitably, perhaps the writer would have been surprised to learn how long … Continue reading

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