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Visitors on a tour of the Jim Crow Museum

Moving Beyond Jim Crow


What do you see

What do you see?

Jim Crow Laws, segregation, caricatures and violence all affected regular people. What do see? Do you see caricatures or real people?


The Battle Continues

Although America is a more democratic society than it was during the Jim Crow period, imagery that depicts African Americans and other groups in derogatory ways is still pervasive. Indeed, many new caricatured images of African Americans have been produced in the 21st Century.

Article on New Racist Forms

Positive imagery

A New Wave of Egalitarianism

During the Jim Crow period, most of the imagery of African Americans was derogatory. In the 21st Century, positive images of black people outnumber derogatory images.