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Civil Rights: Racial Divide Yesterday and Today   Tags: civil_rights, ferguson_mo_police_riots, forde, history, racial divide, social_studies  

Discussion will focus on the racial divide yesterday and today especially dealing with Ferguson and the report on their police department.
Last Updated: Feb 9, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • PBS Race - The Power of an Illusion
    The online companion to California Newsreel's 3- part documentary about race in society, science & history. Includes a timeline.
  • Timeline: From Brown v. Board to Segregation Now
    Investigating America's Racial Divide.
  • America's Racial Divide, Charted
    Editor’s note: This article, first published last summer after protests erupted in Ferguson, Mo., remains a telling guide to where America is and is not narrowing the gap between whites and blacks.
  • Can We? A Brief History of American Racism by Melissa Harris-Perry
    Article from The Nation.
  • "The Eruption of Tulsa”: An NAACP Official Investigates the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
    The years following World War I in the United States saw devastating race riots around the nation: in small cities like Elaine, Arkansas, and Knoxville, Tennessee as well as in larger ones such as Chicago, where a four-day riot in 1919 left two dozen African Americans dead and more than 300 injured. But the Tulsa race riot was perhaps the worst. In fact, white Tulsans' 24-hour rampage was one of the most vicious and intense race riots in American history before or since, resulting in the death of anywhere from 75 to 250 people and the burning of more than 1,000 black homes and businesses.
  • As Two Oklahoma Students Are Expelled for Racist Chant, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Vows Wider Inquiry
    NORMAN, Okla. — As the University of Oklahoma expelled two students Tuesday for leading a racist song that sparked outrage across the country, the fraternity involved said it would investigate incidents at other campuses as it faced questions over the chant’s use by members at other universities.
  • From Swastika to Jim Crow: Racism in Europe and the U.S.
    Discrimination against both Blacks and Jews has the unfortunate distinction of a history that dates back centuries.
  • History Channel Civil Rights Movement
    Nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in Southern states still inhabited a starkly unequal world of disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence. “Jim Crow” laws at the local and state levels barred them from classrooms and bathrooms, from theaters and train cars, from juries and legislatures. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the “separate but equal” doctrine that formed the basis for state-sanctioned discrimination, drawing national and international attention to African Americans’ plight.
  • Civil Rights Movement
    From the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
  • Library of Congress Memory; African American Odyssey
    Includes Slavery, Free Blacks, Abolition, Civil War, Reconstruction, Booker T. Washington Era, World War I- Post War, The Depression-World War II, Civil Rights Era.
  • History of Racism and Immigration Time Line
    Key Events in the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States.

Media Reactions to the Protests in Ferguson MO


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Newsy - Cable Networks' Different Approaches To Ferguson Decision

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