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Life After Emancipation ~ Video Segment

Video Segments

These brief video segments can be used alone or in combination, to introduce a topic or to spark discussion among your students. These videos are also used in the lesson plan “Making a Way Out of No Way” (Grades 9-12).

Excerpts from Episode Four, “Making a Way Out of No Way,”  The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., selected segments.

Segment 1: Life After the Emancipation Proclamation

This video describes the continued oppression of African Americans following the Emancipation Proclamation. *Note: This video contains graphic images of lynchings.

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Segment 2: The Great Migration

This video explores the Great Migration and the idea that the Emancipation Proclamation did not live up to its promises.

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Segment 3: The Subjugation of African Americans

The segment provides an overview of the demonization of African Americans following the Emancipation Proclamation and the propaganda campaign that served to reinforce Jim Crow.

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Segment 4: Resenting Prosperity and Equality

This video segment describes how white people’s resentment of African Americans’ prosperity and their alleged achievement of equality bred violence.

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Segment 5: The Realities of Separate But Equal

Learn about the efforts of Charles Hamilton Houston and Victor Hugo Green, both of whom fought for equality for African Americans.

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