Tag: Jim Crow

Makeshifting

Makeshifting

Kimber Thomas, illustrations by Hudd Byard

Drawing on oral history interviews, Kimber Thomas examines the resilient creativity of Black women in the Crossroads community of the Mississippi Delta during Jim Crow. Using material objects like Prince Albert tins and brown paper bags, the women defined freedom for themselves in the absence of sociopolitical freedom.

Where We Find Ourselves

Where We Find Ourselves

Margaret Sartor

In the late 1890s, self-taught photographer Hugh Mangum (1877–1922) began riding the rails as an itinerant portraitist, traveling primarily in North Carolina and Virginia. Mangum worked during the rise of the segregationist laws of the Jim Crow era. Despite this, his portraits reveal a clientele that was both racially and economically diverse, and show lives marked by notable affluence and hard work, all imbued with a strong sense of individuality and self-creation.

The “Baltimore Idea” and the Cities It Built

The “Baltimore Idea” and the Cities It Built

Emily Lieb
How I Spent My Summer Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Lauren F. Winner
Brushing Back Jim Crow The Integration of Minor-League Baseball in the American South by Bruce Adelson (Review)

Brushing Back Jim Crow The Integration of Minor-League Baseball in the American South by Bruce Adelson (Review)

Steven F. Lawson
An Ironic Jim Crow: The Experiences of Two Generations of Southern Black Men

An Ironic Jim Crow: The Experiences of Two Generations of Southern Black Men

Angela Mandee Hornsby
Jim Crow’s Drug War: Race, Coca Cola, and the Southern Origins of Drug Prohibition

Jim Crow’s Drug War: Race, Coca Cola, and the Southern Origins of Drug Prohibition

Michael M. Cohen
To Know Tobacco: Southern Identity in China in the Jim Crow Era

To Know Tobacco: Southern Identity in China in the Jim Crow Era

Nan Enstad
Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race by Jennifer Ritterhouse (Review)

Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race by Jennifer Ritterhouse (Review)

Clara Silverstein
Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1940 by Amy Louise Wood (Review)

Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1940 by Amy Louise Wood (Review)

Seth Kotch