The four-episode series THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW tells much of the history of Jim Crow through the stories of several courageous individuals. In this lesson unit students will choose individuals highlighted in the series, investigate their backgrounds, and discuss their contributions to the struggle against Jim Crow.
Five class periods
African American History, Jim Crow, Civil Rights
Students will be able to:
- Identify some of the key figures in the struggle against Jim Crow.
- Understand how individual actions can affect the course of history.
- Understand how personal actions are constrained by larger social or historical conditions.
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This lesson was prepared by: Thomas Thurston