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Thomas Dartmouth Rice introduces the racist caricature of "Jim Crow."

Date: 1828


Thomas Rice, a white entertainer, creates a minstrel show that highlights his character "Jim Crow," who sings and dances in Black face as a racist caricature of enslaved Black men. This will become the most popular form of racist white comedic portrayals of African-Americans. Minstrel shows will go on to peak in popularity between 1850-1870.