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August 2002

The History of Jim Crow
Explore African American history from the 1870s through the 1950s.
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12, Advanced


This site for educators covers the struggle of African Americans through what is known as the Jim Crow era, from the end of the Civil War to the end of segregation.
This well-designed site is user friendly and attractive. Small graphics and wide margins break up the large amounts of text.
Content is organized into five major areas with a top navigation bar as well as a left-side submenu to guide users through the site.
The History of Jim Crow site has been developed by teachers from across the country. It offers simulations, essays, lesson plans, and other resources to enhance the history or literature curriculum. Visitors to the site will also find authentic images from historical archives, maps that illustrate the social and political impact of Jim Crow, an interactive encyclopedia that offers more information on selected terms within the text, narratives that offer a personal perspective from those who lived through the Jim Crow years, and a gateway to student- and teacher-evaluated Web sites related to the Jim Crow period.


Review by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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