#30DayEducationChallenge Day 4

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Today we're talking about Jim Crow, a period that lasted from 1877 - 1960s (almost 100 years, almost a whole century, it lasted longer than it's been since the Civil Rights movement at this time). There is so so much to cover that happened during this time but to start we are going to watch a video series called "The South After the Civil War" that walk through how Jim Crow happened and what it was. I recommend watching these videos at 2x speed (the instructor talks very slow). Total time to complete: 30 minutes (while watching videos @ 2x).

I recommend this timeline that is easy to skim and breaks down the era.

There are a lot of other important events that happened during this time period that I had little knowledge on before this, so including some supplemental reading (bookmark to read this weekend if you don't have time today, these are important):
The Red Summer of 1919
The Tulsa Massacre (1921)
The Forgotten History of Black Military Veterans
The Tuskegee Experiments (1932)

If you're interested in learning more, Slavery By Another Name is a free 90 minute documentary.

Reflection questions (answer in your journal, with your group, or join the conversation on Instagram).

  1. What is something new you learned?
  2. What were you surprised to learn?
  3. Did the government fail during this era? Where could they have intervened? 
  4. What elements of Jim Crow do you see in society today? 
Thanks for joining, see you bright and early tomorrow!

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