The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

The landmark four-part series The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the ...
Ida B. Wells: A Lifetime of Activism
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Ida B. Wells: A Lifetime of Activism

As a young woman growing up during Reconstruction, Ida B. Wells experienced Jim Crow segregation when she was barred from ...
Grades 9-12
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Charlotte Hawkins Brown
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Charlotte Hawkins Brown

In 1902, during the worst years of Jim Crow segregation, Charlotte Hawkins Brown founded the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina. This segment from The ...
Grades 9-12
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Ned Cobb: Fighting for the Farmer
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Ned Cobb: Fighting for the Farmer

In 1931, the Communist Party traveled to the South to fight racial segregation and unfair practices associated with sharecropping. Ned ...
Grades 9-12
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Pap Singleton: To Kansas!
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Pap Singleton: To Kansas!

In this video segment, learn about Benjamin “Pap” Singleton, a former slave who in 1874 led a group of 300 African Americans--the first of many ...
Grades 7-12
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Walter White: Reporting the Crime
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Walter White: Reporting the Crime

This video from the The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow presents experiences from the life of Walter White. This ...
Grades 9-12
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Blacks and Whites in the New South
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Blacks and Whites in the New South

The years immediately following the Civil War were rife with change for both whites and blacks in the new South ...
Grades 9-12
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Charles Hamilton Houston and His Legal Challenge Against Jim Crow
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Grades 9-12
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Isaiah Montgomery Founds Mound Bayou
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Isaiah Montgomery Founds Mound Bayou

This video from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow looks at Isaiah T. Montgomery, the political leader and businessman ...
Grades 9-12
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The Atlanta Riot
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The Atlanta Riot

Although a prosperous African-American middle class had emerged in Atlanta by the early 1900s, it was understood by both whites and blacks that Atlanta was ...
Grades 9-12
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Walter White v W.E.B. Du Bois
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Walter White v W.E.B. Du Bois

In an effort to respond to the economic crisis of the Depression, President Roosevelt, to the dismay of the NAACP, put civil rights on the ...
Grades 7-12
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The Crisis: A Weapon Against Jim Crow
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The Crisis: A Weapon Against Jim Crow

This video describes W.E.B. Du Bois' role as editor of the NAACP journal The Crisis. Under Du Bois ...
Grades 9-12
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Edisto Island
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Edisto Island

In the turbulent years following the Civil War, freedmen and women knew that in order to survive and become truly independent, they needed land. The ...
Grades 9-12
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Wilmington: A Peaceful City Turned Violent
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Wilmington: A Peaceful City Turned Violent

This video from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow examines the factors that lead to violent and irreparable change ...
Grades 9-12
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Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois: The Conflict
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Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois: The Conflict

This video from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow identifies two major leaders in the black community during the ...
Grades 7-12
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Charles Hamilton Houston: Laying the Groundwork for Integration
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Charles Hamilton Houston: Laying the Groundwork for Integration

Charles Hamilton Houston, former dean ...
Grades 9-12
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Barbara Johns of Farmville, Virginia
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Barbara Johns of Farmville, Virginia

This video segment from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow highlights the struggle to desegregate schools in the era ...
Grades 9-12
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Plessy v. Ferguson
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Plessy v. Ferguson

A mere thirty-five years after slavery ended, a sophisticated and strategic group of African Americans challenged the Jim Crow “Separate Car Act” in the state ...
Grades 9-12
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Who Was Jim Crow?
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Who Was Jim Crow?

Prior to the Civil War, in the early part of the 19th century, a white performer created the dancing and singing simpleton character "Jim Crow ...
Grades 7-12
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Booker T. Washington: An Education
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Booker T. Washington: An Education

After Reconstruction ended in the South and the difficulties of transitioning from slavery to emancipation became painfully clear, many southern ...
Grades 9-12
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The Truman Administration and The Seeds of Change
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The Truman Administration and The Seeds of Change

President Harry S. Truman was the first president to address the NAACP, in a speech given on the steps of ...
Grades 7-12
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