fo Tuesday, September 30, 2002
PBS Launches Web Site
for Jim Crow TV Documentary
New York launches JIM CROW ONLINE, the official companion Web site to the
PBS documentary, THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW.
interactive features, this site
enables visitors to learn more about the history of Jim Crow in the United
States and the real-life crusaders of the period who fought against its
URLwire archives since 1994
Web site, exploring segregation from the end of the Civil War to the onset
of the Civil Rights Movement, is live at http://www.pbs.org/jimcrow/
fascinating interactive features, this site enables visitors to learn more
about the history of Jim Crow in the United States and the real-life crusaders
of the period who fought against its brutality.
About the Series sections that offer information on other resources about
Jim Crow, including the landmark PBS series, THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW,
which premieres Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2002 at 10 p.m. (ET)
on PBS (check local listings.
A National Struggle,
which explores the role of the Jim Crow states and the federal government.
Journalists, lawyers and NAACP representatives discuss how the courts,
the President and Congress helped preserve Jim Crow through their inaction
and ultimately facilitated the downfall of Jim Crow.
A timeline that
documents A Century of Segregation through historical texts, video, audio
and original essays.
that plot events and trends such as race riots, migration patterns, land
ownership, lynchings, and Jim Crow laws nationally, on a state-by-state
basis and locally, with pop-up windows the highlight the topics in greater
Jim Crow Stories,
which provide first-hand accounts of the people, places, organizations,
and events that challenged the Jim Crow system.
Intergenerational Discussion Guide that is designed to encourage communication
between generations on the topic of Jim Crow. In addition, the Education
section also provides standards-based lesson plans that utilize online
and video resources to encourage students to explore complex issues.
Tools and Activities
that offer surprising facts about the Jim Crow era.
A Discussion Area,
which provides a forum for visitors to voice their opinions
about Jim Crow related topics.
The JIM CROW
ONLINE Web site is a production of Thirteen Online of Thirteen/WNET New
York. It is produced by David McCarthy and Anu Krishnan. Anthony
Chapman is executive producer and director of Thirteen Online.
The site is
funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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