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 ...

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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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 groups--out of the South to ...
Grades 7-12
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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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Charles Hamilton Houston and His Legal Challenge Against Jim Crow

This video segment from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow begins by discussing Walter ...
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 ...
Grades 7-12
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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 a tense and highly segregated ...
Grades 9-12
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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 Freedmen’s Bureau also regarded ...
Grades 9-12
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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 Rise and Fall of Jim ...
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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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 of Louisiana by placing a ...
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." The character mocked black people ...
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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The Birth of a Nation
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The Birth of a Nation

In this video from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, learn about the film The Birth of a Nation. This 1915 silent film was adapted from the novel The ...
Grades 9-12
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Lucy Laney
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Lucy Laney

This video segment from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow addresses the life and impact of Lucy Laney, the founder of the Haines Normal and Industrial School in Augusta ...
Grades 9-12
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Wilmington, North Carolina,1898: Prelude to a Riot
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Wilmington, North Carolina,1898: Prelude to a Riot

This video highlights Wilmington, North Carolina, in the years leading up to the election of 1898. At the time, Wilmington ...
Grades 6-12
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Reconstruction Brings White Resistance
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Reconstruction Brings White Resistance

After the Civil War, Radical Republicans in Congress believed former slaves would need support from the federal government to protect ...
Grades 9-12
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