10 Confronting Jim Crow

10 Confronting Jim Crow - Confronting Jim Crow Images as...

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3/14/11 Confronting Jim Crow Images as reflecting and reinforcing ideas Negro drinking at "Colored" water cooler in streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Russel Lee, 1939 (LOC)
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3/14/11 Negro going in colored entrance of movie house on Saturday afternoon, Belzoni, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi (FSA, LOC) Marion Post Wolcott, October 1939, Library of Congress creating two, overlapping
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Negro houses. Atlanta, Georgia (Walker Evans, 1936) Could South urbanize with J im Crow? Who would invest in segregationist I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition (1930) Vanderbilt professors - Attacked industrialism, urbanization - Attacked communism and capitalism (both led to degenerate industrial society) Maintaining Jeffersonian agrarian ideals Arguing against inevitability of urbanization and "progress“ A distinctive and superior Southern culture (Black racial inferiority assumed) "Ivory-tower agrarians" ridiculed (They were in Nashville!) Pining for fantasy 1930s South –
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