Jim Crow Cars

April 25, 1908


An Oklahoma advertisement boasts the removal of its Jim Crow laws, claiming that their non-discriminatory policies “have made it unquestionably the best State in the Union for Colored men.”


The United States Circuit Court in this State decided that the Jim Crow Car Law passed by the legislature is unconstitutional and contrary to federal laws. Hence no discriminatory laws against the Negro race goes in this state. Therefore, this is unquestionably the best State in the Union for Colored men. If you are interested, send 25 cents for Booklet and map of the State containing such information as you will need. Don’t send stamps, but send silver or money order. Address. - S. Douglas Russell, Langston, Okla.
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“Jim Crow Cars,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed March 19, 2018, http://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/548.