The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

 

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow 
A 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 modern Civil Rights Movement. Lynchings and beatings by night. Demeaning treatment by day. And a life of crushing subordination for Southern blacks that was maintained by white supremacist laws and customs known as “Jim Crow.” It was a brutal and oppressive era in American history, but during this time, large numbers of African Americans and a corps of influential black leaders bravely fought against the status quo, amazingly acquiring for African Americans the opportunities of education, business, land ownership, and a true spirit of community. Informational website and ordering information at PBS.org.

Credit: Produced by Richard Wormser. Distributed by California Newsreel, 2002. 4 episodes, 56 min each.

 


Location: National
Type: Film
Grade Level: 2-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
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