The Strange Career of Jim Crow Setting & Symbolism

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Redemption

In 1877, the Great Compromise officially ended Reconstruction in the South. This event is known as the "Redemption."

Jim Crow

That body of law, formulated between 1877 and 1954, which served to completely segregate whites and blacks in the South.

Mason Dixon Line

Imaginary line dividing the North and South.

Harlem Renaissance

An awakening of black arts in the 1920's and 1930's, supported by white philanthropists and intellectuals.

Selma, Alabama

Site of march led by Martin Luther King in support of black voting rights, in 1965, which lead to violence and the focus of the entire nation on civil rights violations.

Montgomery, Alabama

Site of a year-long boycott of bus transportation by blacks which seriously injured the finances of the city.

Watts

Black section of Los Angeles which experienced a days-long race riot in the summer of 1965.

The Lower South

That section of the South which has traditionally been stronger in...

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