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Brooklyn Eagle: Jim Crow’s Creator, Thomas D. Rice, Is Buried in Brooklyn. But His Blackface Legacy Just Won’t Die


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Popular early-1800s entertainer Thomas D. Rice didn’t invent blackface, but he is credited with popularizing it with the racist, career-defining “Jim Crow” song and dance that made him a star — and later lent its name to the segregation laws that were still in effect 100 years after Rice’s death. Born in 1808 to working […]

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