PBS Series "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow"

Subject: Civil Rights and Social Change
Themes: Civil Rights 20th Century 19th Century
Age groups: High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Websites

The website associated with the PBS series "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: Emancipation Ended Slavery, But Not Its Legacy" is an excellent resource for teachers and students alike.

The website includes biographies of a number of people included Ida B. Wells and W.E.B. Dubois. It also provides interactive maps and lesson plans and activities for teachers.

Here is a description of the series from the website:

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.