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History 233 : Segregation and Civil Rights

Examines the historical, cultural, political, economic, and social development of people of African descent from 1619 to the present.

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The Longest Struggle: History of the NAACP -- Reign of Terror Part 1

The Civil War was followed by a brief period of about 10 years (1867–1877) called Black Reconstruction when the racial camaraderie between Blacks and Whites, in some isolated parts of the South, was so intimate that northern carpetbaggers and abolitionists found it distasteful. This program from Tony Brown's Journal looks at the period right after this, when the Ku Klux Klan and other secret hate groups were born and discusses how they used the tools of terror, murder, and intimidation

 

The Longest Struggle: History of the NAACP -- Reign of Terror Part 2

Between 1889 and 1918, 3,224 black men and women were reported lynched. This program from Tony Brown's Journal examines this era that gave birth to the NAACP and looks at its struggle to survive in the face of violent adversity.

 

The Longest Struggle: History of the NAACP -- War with Jim Crow Part 3

In practice, Jim Crow laws mandated racial segregation in all public facilities. As a body of law, Jim Crow institutionalized economic, educational, and social disadvantages for African Americans. This program from Tony Brown's Journal looks at the struggles of this period.

 

From The Library of Black History: The Longest Struggle

This film was released in 1984 on the 75th anniversary of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. This historic saga chronicles the oppressive and violent era following Reconstruction, the birth of the NAACP, and its accomplishments in providing equal opportunity in housing, employment, education, and voter participation. In tracing the history of the NAACP, this original docudrama by Tony Brown Productions, Inc. follows the history of the struggle of Black Americans for full citizenship.

 

Black journal. What happened to the black revolution?

Tony Brown discusses the political and social unrest of the 1960's; interviews with Julian Bond and Roger Wilkins seek to determine what the "Black revolution" was really about.

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