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    Jim Crow

    Which came first, Jim Crow the southern character (USA), or Jim Crow the raven in the Tower of London? And what year did Jim Crow the raven die?

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    Re: Jim Crow

    Jim Crow, the minstrel show character, dates back to the mid-1800s. I cannot find the exact year Jim Crow the Raven died, however I have found an article stating that only one of the Tower's ravens survived World War II's bombs, and his name was "Grip." So London's Jim Crow came much later than the American one.

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    Re: Jim Crow

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Jim Crow, the minstrel show character, dates back to the mid-1800s. I cannot find the exact year Jim Crow the Raven died, however I have found an article stating that only one of the Tower's ravens survived World War II's bombs, and his name was "Grip." So London's Jim Crow came much later than the American one.
    I could not find a date for the raven's death either..... I was wondering if maybe Jim Crow was someone from the 1700's in England and this name had originated in England rather than the USA..... I guess not.

    thanks!

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