The Jim Crow Routine

Author: Stephen A. Berrey
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620944
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Yet, as Stephen A. Berrey shows, it was also a high-stakes drama that played out in the routines of everyday life, where blacks and whites regularly interacted on sidewalks and buses and in businesses and homes.

The History Of Gospel Music

Author: Rose Blue
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791058182
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Rice based his entire routine on the songs and dances he had seen performed
by an elderly crippled black man named Jim Crow. Supposedly, the old man
sang as he went about his work cleaning the stables. His deformed leg produced
a shuffle as he walked, punctuated by a periodic jump into the air at different
points in his song. This kind of shuffling dance was known as the Jim Crow—
actually the “Jump Jim Crow”—routine. Its ridiculing nature was handed down
through the ...

Blacks And Whites Meeting In America

Author: Terry White
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
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Thomas D. Rice was a white who made famous the Jim Crow routine. "Before he
sang 'Jim Crow,' Rice was considered only a mediocre performer" (Rice 10).
According to the Stearnses in Jazz Dance, this was "[a]n early example of a
professional white dancer 'borrowing' from the Negro folk with phenomenal
success.... Rice's borrowed song and dance set the course of minstrelsy" (39). In
all likelihood, "Rice was probably a keen observer who merely thought in
creating 'Jim Crow' he ...

Jim Crow America

Author: Catherine M. Lewis
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781610752138
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While the exact origin of the term "Jim Crow" is unknown, most historians point to
performer Thomas Dartmouth "Daddy" Rice's 1832 song and dance by the same
name as an early source. It became a common adjective by 1838, and "Jim Crow
law" was first cited in the Dictionary of American English in 1904.1 In popular
culture, the Jim Crow farcical performance became a staple routine in minstrel
shows, a popular form of entertainment in the nineteenth century.2 Mark Twain
said in ...

Historians And Race

Author: Paul Alan Cimbala
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
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Come, listen all you gals and boys, Ise just from Tuckyhoe; I'm goin to sing a little
song, My name's Jim Crow. Weel about and turn about and do jis so, Eb'ry time I
wheel about I jump Jim Crow. 1 Jim Crow had a strange career in show business
long before he took to riding trains and going to school. It began with the song
just quoted, from one of the infinite variations, and the dance routine that went
with it. In those days, Jim Crow may have been a lot more fun than he got to be
later, ...

On With The Show

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Thomas D. Rice in his rag-tag "Jim-Crow" outfit. HTC. when the stories and
characters of American folklore— especially the Yankee and the Frontiersman—
played such an important role in the emergence of the common man's culture,
Ethiopian delineators added the Negro to the cast of folk characters in American
popular culture. With their unusual material and their striking appearance, the
blackface performers grew steadily in popularity, touring the nation performing
with circuses, ...

Nonfiction Classics For Students

Author: Elizabeth Thomason
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Its very beginning was an act of theft: Thomas Dartmouth Rice's famous Jim Crow
routine was "borrowed" from a crippled stablehand of that name. That Rice had
been the one who discovered and appropriated Jim Crow's song, dance, and
name was established by the 1880 autobiography of Rice's employer, thus
settling an old controversy. "The foggy folklore and apocrypha regarding the
origins of 'Jim Crow' vary with the interpreter and with the time of retelling. Jim
Crow has been ...

American National Biography

Author: John Arthur Garraty
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195127973
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Rice played variations of "Jim Crow" in numerous entertainments and derivative
plays, including Bone Squash Diablo, The Virginia Mummy, Oh! Hugh!, Long
Island Juba, Jumbo Jim, Jim Crow in London, and Ginger Blue. The nineteenth-
century audience's taste for the "Jump Jim Crow" routine was so great that when
Rice occasionally appeared in different roles they still demanded that he give
them a turn as "Jim Crow." In the twentieth century the name "Jim Crow" (like "
Uncle Tom") ...

The Civil Liberties Review

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The trick was to subvert Jim Crow in cases that had the least impact on the white
masses, such as segregated Pullman travel or graduate and law school
discrimination. If the decisions could not significantly change the daily Jim Crow
routine of most black people, they could break with the past and set the stage for
further advances in the fifties. Using the interstate commerce rather than the
equal protection clause, the Supreme Court banned discrimination in Pullman
and dining car ...

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146961670X
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Jim Crow As a term used to describe African Americans, ''Jim Crow'' probably
originated in th-century minstrelsy. It has also been suggested that the term
referred to a slave ... routine called ''Jump Jim Crow'' beginning in . With face
blackened from burnt cork and dressed in the rags of a beggar, Rice skipped on
stage, doing a shuffling dance, comically singing ''I jump jis' so / An' ev'y time I
turn about I jump Jim Crow.'' He cited an old Louisville slave belonging to a Mr.
Crow ...