Resources for 9th Grade Mini-Research, Spring 2016
Complete worksheet and answer these questions:
1. What problem does the document highlight?
2. How does the document help us to understand the effect of Jim Crow on African Americans and on Americans in general?
Read the Primary Source excerpts, view the pamphets, orginal images or documents:
- "The Black Laws" by Bishop B. W. Arnett
- "Lynch Law in Georgia" by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
- American Memory Collection: African American Odyssey/Civil Rights Era:
Each of the following documents are located on the same page or use the direct links below.
- Dark Laugher Comic by Oliver W. Harrington
Oliver W. Harrington. Published in the Pittsburgh Courier, April 2, 1960. Crayon, ink, blue pencil, and pencil on paper. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. (9-28). Courtesy of Dr. Helma Harrington.
- Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in Armed Forces
Press release for Executive Order No. 9981, establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces. July 26, 1948. Typescript document. Library of Congress, NAACP Collection, Manuscript Division. (9-1). Courtesy of NAACP.
- "The Genesis of Racial Identification" by Kenneth B. Clark
Kenneth B. Clark. The Genesis of Racial Identification and Preferences in Negro Children, 1940. Library of Congress, K. B. Clark Papers, Manuscript Division. (9-15).
- "Saving the Race" by Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall to the NAACP, Tuskegee Institute, Research Department. November 17, 1941. Library of Congress, NAACP Collection, Manuscript Division. (8-16). Courtesy of the NAACP.