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Birmingham, Alabama Issues Racial Segregation Ordinances

This selection of city ordinances from Birmingham, Alabama, highlights the often absurd lengths to which local leaders in the Deep South were willing to go in order to maintain the strict separation of races. These "Jim Crow" laws, passed by [...]

Item Type: Laws/Court Cases
Map of Chicago's "Double Shift Schools," 1961

Chicago's School Board insisted that its overcrowded schools were not segregated and that there was no pattern of discrimination against black students. Activists in the 1950s and 1960s produced numerous reports that proved otherwise, documenting [...]

Item Type: Map
Map of Seattle's Black Population, 1960

Seattle's black population was segregated into the area known as the Central District through both de jure and de facto methods. Restrictive racial covenants written into housing deeds prevented blacks, Asians, Jews, and Native Americans from being [...]

Item Type: Map
African-American Women Recall Subtle Methods of Resisting Segregation

During the Jim Crow era, when overt resistance could lead to a lynching, many black people found subtle ways to combat the humiliation that they were daily subjected to. For Georgia Sutton, methods of coping included maintaining a cheerful facade [...]

Item Type: Oral History
Background Reading on Segregated Buses

This short reading can help students and teachers understand the experience of riding segregated public transportation.

Item Type: Article/Essay
Jim Crow on Wheels Note Taking Worksheet

This worksheet is part of the Jim Crow on Wheels activity about bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama.

Item Type: Worksheet