- Provide a one-sentence summary for each stanza of the poem.
- Use evidence from the poem to explain how its tone changes from beginning to end.
- In what ways does the language of the poem reflect racial prejudices against minority groups in America?
- Based on this poem, make an inference about the type of psychological and emotional impact Jim Crow laws might have had on African Americans.
"The 'Jim Crow' Car," Richmond Planet, pp. 8, 15 September 1900. Courtesy of Library of Congress