The black social outcast wished "jim-crow" railway accommodations and signs proclaiming inequality of race to disappear.
The white train crew from the baggage car uses the "jim-crow" to lounge in and perform their toilet.
This is the meaning of the Southern movement for segregating the races, of its jim-crow car laws and waiting-rooms.
His jim-crow freight outfit didn't cut much of a figure in their track schedules.
Accustomed to the jim-crow coach, the Pullman with its comfortable bed, its luxurious dining-car, was a revelation.
Shall the black soldier hero be allowed to take his croix de guerre into a jim-crow car?
"black person," 1838, American English, originally the name of a black minstrel character in a popular song-and-dance act by T.D. Rice (1808-1860) that debuted 1828 and attained national popularity by 1832:
Wheel about, an' turn about, an' do jis so;Where and how Rice got it, or wrote it, is a mystery. Even before that, crow (n.) had been a derogatory term for a black man. Association with segregation dates from 1842, in reference to a railroad car for blacks. Modern use as a type of racial discrimination is from 1943. In mid-19c., Jim Crow also could be a reference to someone's change of (political) principles (from the "jump" in the song).
Eb'ry time I wheel about, I jump Jim Crow.
A descriptive term for the segregation of institutions, businesses, hotels, restaurants, and the like. It also refers to the laws that required racial segregation.
: Jim Crow laws
: I would like to say that the people who Jim Crow me have a white heart
[fr a character in a minstrel-show song by T D Rice]