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Informants for Remembering Jim Crow, the documentary, Web site and audio excerpts


Listen to the hour-long documentary which is airing on National Pubilc Radio and is included in the book and CD set Remembering Jim Crow.
Part One  |  Part Two  |  Part Three
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Original oral history interviews from the Behind the Veil Project at The Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, a series on PBS

Behind the Veil at the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University

Institute on Race and Social Division at Boston University

The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

Sampling of Jim Crow Laws

Africans in America, a series on PBS

Photographs by Russell Lee

Photographs of American Life by the Farm Security Administration documentary project


There are scores of books that deal with the Jim Crow era, not to mention hundreds of other titles on African American history in general. This list is a small selection of books for further reading.

Bruce Adelson, Brushing Back Jim Crow: The Integration of Minor-League Baseball in the American South

Beth Tompkins Bates, Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America (1925-1945)

Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller, Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation

David Cecelski and Timothy Tyson, Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy

William H. Chafe, Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom

Adam Fairclough, Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972.

Eric Foner, Nothing but Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy,

Eric Foner, Reconstruction : America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

Eric Foner, The Story of American Freedom

John Hope Franklin, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans

John Hope Franklin, Race & History: Selected Essays, 1938-1988

Raymond Gavins, The Perils and Prospects of Southern Black Leadership: Gordon Blaine Hancock, 1884-1970

Glenda Gilmore, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920

James R. Grossman, Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners and the Great Migration

William H. Harris, The Harder We Run: Black Workers Since the Civil War

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920

Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson, A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America

Michael Keith Honey, Black Workers Remember

James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton, Hard Road to Freedom: The Story of African America

Tera Hunter, To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors After the Civil War

Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men

Robert W. Ikard, No More Social Lynchings

Leon Litwack, North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860

Leon Litwack, Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow

Spencie Love, One Blood: The Death and Resurrection of Charles R. Drew

Neil McMillen, Dark Journey: Black Missisippians in the Age of Jim Crow

Pauli Murray, Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family

David Oshinsky Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice.

Nell Irvin Painter, The Narrative of Hosea Hudson: His Life as a Negro Communist in the South

Charles M. Payne, I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle

Hortense Powdermaker, After Freedom: A Cultural Study in the Deep South.

Barbara Dianne Savage, Radio, War, and the Politics of Race (1938-1948)

Emmett J. Scott, Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War

Becky Thompson, A Promise and a Way of Life: White Antiracist Activism

Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-education of the Negro

Carter G. Woodson, The Negro as a Businessman

C. Vann Woodward, Origins of the New South, 1877-1913

C. Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow

Richard Wright, Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics From Civil War to Civil Rights, Ed. Jane Dailey, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, and Bryant Simon.

Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America, Ed. James Allen, Hilton Als, Congressman John Lewis, and Leon F. Litwack

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