Judge Simmons approves of ‘Jim Crow’

Judge Simmons, of Boston, has decided that the Eastern Rail-Road Company have a perfect right to run a ‘Jim Crow’ car, and to assort their passengers and determine which of them shall ride in it, if they ride at all.  On that principle, they may determine that all who do not wear superfine cloth, shall be doomed to that car; and it would not be so unrighteous a rule as the one they now enforce.  The people must take this matter in hand, and see what virtue there is in legislation to correct the evil.  We say, for one, down with the odious and aristocratic monopoly.  — Worcester Spy

                                             (Liberator, Nov 5, 1841, pg 3)