The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow A Century of Segregation
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Lesson Plan 1: The Economics of Jim Crow
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The teacher will need to do the following before beginning this lesson:

View the video THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW. The events in this lesson plan are covered in Episodes One and Three of the video.

Review the online materials from the Web link bookmarked below. If necessary, print out and make copies of the online article for students.

Media Components

Video Resources:

  • THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW, Episodes One and Three.

Computer Resources:

  • Modem: 56.6 Kbps or faster.
  • Browser: Netscape Navigator 4.0 or above or Internet Explorer 4.0 or above. Macintosh computer: System 8.1 or above and at least 32 MB of RAM.
  • Personal computer (Pentium II 350 MHz or Celeron 600 MHz) running Windows® 95 or higher and at least 32 MB of RAM.

Bookmarked sites:

Edwin R. Embree, "Southern Farm Tenancy, The Way Out of Its Evils," SURVEY GRAPHIC (March 1936)


In this article, Edwin Embree critiques the tenant and sharecropping system and suggests a plan to remedy the system's abuses.

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