Be advised that I have used the expression “N-Word” below in order to circumvent filtering technology that might flag this site as racist, spam or a hate-based website. Thank you for understanding. If the word itself offends you then, I recommend that you do not read the rest of this post as the historical image below might trigger you.
Some small towns used n-word in their names, for example, “N-word Run Fork.”
Q: In what state was the small town “N-word Run Fork?”
N Word Trivia
“The etymology of N-word is often traced to the Latin niger, meaning black. The Latin niger became the noun negro (black person) in English, and simply the color black in Spanish and Portuguese. In Early Modern French niger became negre and, later, negress (black woman) was clearly a part of lexical history. One can compare to negre the derogatory N-word – and earlier English variants such as negar, neegar, neger, and niggor – which developed into a parallel lexico-semantic reality in English. It is likely that N-word is a phonetic spelling of the white Southern mispronunciation of Negro. Whatever its origins, by the early 1800s it was firmly established as a denigrative epithet. Almost two centuries later, it remains a chief symbol of white racism.” | SOURCE: The Jim Crow Museum
In 1874, the McLoughlin Brothers of New York manufactured a puzzle game called “Chopped Up N-word.” Beginning in 1878, the B. Leidersdory Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, produced N-wordHair Smoking Tobacco – several decades later the name was changed to BiggerHair Smoking Tobacco. In 1917, the American Tobacco Company had a N-wordHair redemption promotion. N-wordHair coupons were redeemable for “cash, tobacco, S. & H. Green stamps, or presents.” (See the green picture above) SOURCE: The Jim Crow Museum