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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow series in PBS LearningMedia

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February is Black History Month. These resources from the PBS series The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow take students on sweeping journey through a defining era in American history with personal narratives, excusive stories and engaging lessons.

PBS LearningMedia has 44 educational resources including video, audio, lesson plans and interactives from the series The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. The PBS 4 part series The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award, chronicles a significant era in American history, 1865-1954.

Jim Crow was not a person, yet affected the lives of millions of people. Named after a popular 19th-century minstrel song that stereotyped African Americans, ‘Jim Crow’ came to personify the system of government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the United States.


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