Meaning of Jim Crow

Jim' Crow'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a practice or policy of segregating or discriminating against blacks, as in public places, public vehicles, or employment.
  2. a black person.


Pronunciation: ( jim'krō'), [key]
— adj.
  1. favoring or supporting Jim Crow.
  2. for blacks only: a Jim-Crow school.
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