Racial Equity Resource Guide


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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

California Newsreel


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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This definitive four-part series documents a brutal and oppressive era rooted in the growing refusal of many Southern states to grant slaves freed in the Civil War equal rights with whites. A life of crushing limitation for Southern Blacks, defined by legal segregation known as "Jim Crow" - after a minstrel routine in which whites painted their faces black - shaped the social, political and legal history of the period. In 1954, with the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education, the Jim Crow laws and way of life began to fall.

The page also links to the PBS website and JimCrowHistory.org. These external websites offer related interactive activities, timelines, lesson plans and additional background information.




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California Newsreel

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