Jim Crow & Civil Rights
Students will engage in a variety of discussions and analyses of primary sources related to segregation and civil rights. Discussions and projects will be related to prominent civil rights leaders.
Students will engage in primary source analysis and discussion in order to interpret hardships of African-Americans following the Civil War Reconstruction period. Analysis will include documents and images that illustrate the social, political, and economic discrimination and segregation endured by African-Americans during the Jim Crow era. Lessons will then transition into the Civil Rights movement and the fight for equal rights. Students will examine and interpret court rulings along with the influence of some opponents to "black codes," including Civil Rights Activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcom X, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. Dubois.
Jim Crow Voting Restrictions
Descriptions of discriminatory voting laws such as the Literacy Test, Poll Tax, and Grandfather Clause.
National Park Service
Numerous examples & descriptions of Jim Crow laws from multiple states.
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Online museum titles "Using Objects of Intolerance to Teach Tolerance & Promote Social Justice"
Rise & Fall of Jim Crow
PBS site that provides descriptions and interactive learning on Jim Crow.
Rebel of the Progressive Era
PBS article and video about the life of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion.
Voter Registration & Literacy Tests
Booker T. Washington & W.E.B. Dubois