“Jim Crow” is an expression used to refer to customs and laws that oppress African Americans. Jim Crow was a down on his luck black man who may not have been a real character. Songs were written about Jim Crow and white entertainers with blackface appeared in minstrel shows depicting him.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:
The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)
The Guild (Book 2)
The Last Quadroon (Book 3)
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