Summary Of Remembering Jim Crow

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Jim Crow was not a person, it was a series of laws that imposed legal segregation between white Americans and African Americans in the American South. It promoting the status “Separate but Equal”, but for the African American community that was not the case. African Americans were continuously ridiculed, and were treated as inferiors. Although slavery was abolished in 1865, the legal segregation of white Americans and African Americans was still a continuing controversial subject and was extended for almost a hundred years (abolished in 1964). Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South is a series of primary accounts of real people who experienced this era first-hand and was edited by William H.Chafe, Raymond…show more content…
He received his PhD from Columbia University and has written many books. His research focuses mainly on racial equality and gender. Some topics of his books include women’s shifting economic and social roles after the woman suffrage amendment (The Paradox of Change: American Women in the 20th Century) and also the start of the sit-in movement in North Carolina. He has also written books about current American politics (Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, The Rise and Fall of the American Century: The United States from 1890 to 2008 and Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America) and America after World War II (The Unfinished Journey: American Since World War II). Altogether he has written twelve books and has received many awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and the Sidney Hillman book…show more content…
The Behind the Veil project primary focused on recording and preserving the memory of African American life during the period of legal segregation in the south. The Behind the Veil Oral History Project by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies is the largest collection of oral history of the Jim Crow Era. From 1993 to 1995 researchers organized more than one thousand aged black southerners’ oral history interviews on their memories of the era of legal segregation. The accounts of the 1,260 interviews in this selection express the authentic personalities and moving personal stories that give the experience of the book a genuine feel of the South during the late-19th to mid-20th

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