Visiting people and in places of a lower socioeconomic status for the sake of entertainment—especially among affluent white people going to nonwhite areas and establishments.
“Slumming” Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
The timeline below shows where the term “Slumming” appears in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
There were also usually a handful of white visitors. Most were “out sight-seeing, or slumming.” Some “delineated darky characters” and came for inspiration. There were also a handful of white... (full context)