Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow


While searching for new podcasts for my iPhone, I discovered a FREE and interesting podcast. "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow" is a podcast, which provides actual people - not famous people - discussing their very personal interaction with Jim Crow during a time that racial segregation was the nature of life. This podcast is phenomenal. It includes actual experiences during the Jim Crow Era. To find this podcast on in the iTunes Store, you may search under PBS sponsored podcasts.

This discovery prompted me to search PBS site for Jim Crow references. The search results contained:


  1. Interactive Maps

  2. Teen Leadership Lessons

  3. Games and Activities

  4. Interactive Timeline

  5. Lesson Plans

  6. Resources
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow is an actual series showing on PBS. Unfortunately for me the series doesn't air on my local MPB channel. I was sadly disappointed to see this. Check out the series schedule to see if it is showing in your area soon.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow PBS website contains so much information, but what really caught my attention was the actual access to rare documents, videos, photos, and actual interviews with people, who experienced the impulsive control of Jim Crow. There is also a forum area for discussions.

1 comment:

____Maggie said...

This is excellent, Cassandra! I hope you don't mind, I added some tags to make it easier to search later; plus, I placed a link to the PBS website in the sidebar.