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"Today Jim Crowism obtains to some degree in every one of the Southern states. Separate sections in trolley cars and special coaches on trains are provided which Negroes must ride" - and this is the portion of the racist practice that Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell attempted to improve - knowing that the possibility of eradicating the scourge was not a possibility in 1937.

Pictured above is Arthur Wergs Mitchell (1883 1968), who served as the U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Illinois between the years 1935 through 1943.


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Origin of the Term ''Jim Crow'' (Pathfinder Magazine, 1937)

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