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JIM CROW LAWS AND PRE-CIVIL RIGHTS AMERICA
WILLIE FRANCIS & CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
My Trip to the Chair by Willie Francis
As told to Samuel Montgomery. Originally published as a pamphlet. Republished in book Demands of the Dead. Note: This file is for class use. Password required.
"Save Willie Francis"
Editorial in Plaindealer, vol. 50, no. 6, 7 Feb. 1947, p. 11. America's Historical Newspapers database.
JOE LOUIS & JACKIE ROBINSON
The Jackie Robinson Story, 1950 FILM (1:16)
Released in 1950, "The Jackie Robinson Story stars the baseball legend himself in a biographical drama about the player and man who integrated major league ball. The story begins with Jackie's early years, profiling the successful young athlete who excelled in a variety of collegiate sports. It follows him to his momentous meeting with Branch Rickey of the no-less-legendary Brooklyn Dodgers who brought Robinson in as a professional player to the previously all-white sport."
Crossing the Color Line: Jackie Robinson’s Early Career, FILM CLIPS
From Ken Burns' in the Classroom site. Video clips and supporting materials.
42, FILM (2:18)
2013 feature film about Jackie Robinson. Available through Swank.
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN JURY SELECTION
A Class of Their Own: Black teachers in the segregated South by
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2009
In this major undertaking, civil rights historian Adam Fairclough chronicles the odyssey of black teachers in the South from emancipation in 1865 to integration one hundred years later. A Class of Their Own is indispensable for understanding how blacks and whites interacted after the abolition of slavery, and how black communities coped with the challenges of freedom and oppression.
Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes by
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2006
The original essays in this comprehensive collection examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so- famous African American men and women athletes from the nineteenth century to today. Here are twenty insightful biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes and how the changes mirrored the transformation of sport, American society, and civil rights legislation. Includes essays on Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson as well as 18 other athletes.