Jim Crow laws robbed African Americans of basic rights.
Danger, Violence, Exploitation
Blacks in the Jim Crow South faced lynchings, insults and thievery at the hands of whites.
Communities "Behind the Veil"
African Americans built vital social institutions to fight segregation and uplift the race.
Keeping the Past
Black families used oral storytelling and photography to pass along their memories of slavery and Reconstruction.
Many African Americans found subtle ways to combat the humiliation and economic hardship imposed by Jim Crow.
Whites Remember Jim Crow
In the southwestern Louisiana town of New Iberia, older whites say race relations were more peaceful during Jim Crow than they are now.
Jim Crow Laws
A sampling of repressive Jim Crow laws.
Informants, documentary audio and transcript, links, and books.