Focus: Jim Crow Era

Show students what life was like for black Americans during the Jim Crow era with this thought-provoking collection of primary source documents that includes eyewitness accounts of terrorization and lynching, examples of discriminatory laws and voter registration requirements, newspaper pages and pamphlet excerpts documenting black Americans' struggle against the enduring prejudice of Jim Crow, and riveting contemporary photographs. Support Materials: * Illustrated Broadsheet Essay * Timeline * Critical Thinking Questions with Response Key * Recommended Reading List 8 Primary Source Documents: * Statement of George Smith regarding Ku Klux Klan intimidation prior to the 1869 presidential election * Excerpts from the Constitution of the State of South Carolina, 1895 * Excerpts from Lynch Law in Georgia by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, 1899 * Texas poll tax receipts, 1903 and 1945 * Pages of the Indianapolis Recorder, a black-owned newspaper, 1912 * Letter from NAACP secretary Walter White to Eleanor Roosevelt about lynching, 1934 * State of Mississippi voter registration form, 1955 * Photo-poster documenting inequalities of the Jim Crow Era

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6288-9
Author: Beth Haverkamp Powers
Copyright: 2005
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"