Symbolism In The Poetry Of Jim Dunbar

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Jim Crow was a set of laws and customs used to restrict black rights which was a white man acting as a black man dressed in costume. Jim Crow was not a real person, it was just a symbol used to refer to African Americans after the civil war .The white man dressed in a costume and darkened his skin to make a mockery and laughed at black dancing fools. It was mainly used in argument’s that called for the continued separation of whites and blacks in southern society .Blacks where made fun of and it wasn’t fun to read it humiliated the blacks. Dunbar was the first Negro poet to win national recognition and full acceptance in America. By keeping calm in his poems Dunbar proved to be the most influential black poet of his time inspiring both black

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