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"'Jim Crow Cars" - Jim Crow

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Title "'Jim Crow Cars" - Jim Crow
Date 6/2/1899
Item Type Newspaper (article)
Publication Wilmington Messenger
Description "All railroads running in and out of Wilmington now have 'Jim Crow' cars in accordance with the act of the last general assembly to separate the races on railroad cars. The cars have been divided by a simple partition. Provision is made on principal roads for both first and second class colored passengers. The Wilmington Seacost railroad was provided with a 'Jim Crow' car yesterday morning."
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Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library