Jim Crow Didn’t End — It Changed

Understanding how Jim Crow exists in society today

Lauren
The History Inquiry
5 min readJun 24, 2021

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This photo shows the U.S. Capital as thousands of President Trump supporters, rioters, and insurrectionists gather to protest Biden’s election. At this point in the protest, they have breached the barriers, and are climbing over the steps. Some have made their way into the building, via breaking down doors and windows.

“Nigger if you can read, you’d better run. If you can’t read, you’d better run anyway.”

In 1920, forty-six-year-old Arkansas sharecropper Henry Lowry was involved in a nasty dispute with his landowner over a sum of money. The argument…

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Lauren
The History Inquiry

Public historian • Writer • Passion for telling contested histories • she/her