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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 1, Promises Betrayed (1865 - 1896)
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directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
How did Jim Crow begin? As Reconstruction ended, betraying the promises of Emancipation, African Americans' efforts to assert their constitutional rights began to be repressed at every turn by Southern whites embolden by the North's withdrawal of support for Black aspirations for land, civil and political rights,...
directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 2, Fighting Back (1896 - 1917)
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directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
Episode two illustrates the early rise of a successful Black middle class and the determination of white supremacists to destroy fledgling Black political power. The growing oppression had a profound effect on a professor at Atlanta University, W.E.B. Du Bois, and a teenage mail carrier named Walter White. Both wo...
directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 3, Don't Shout Too Soon (1917 - 1940)
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directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
A new round of race riots and lynching broke out in the aftermath of World War I, yet this was also a time of increasing strength for Black resistance movements. Episode three chronicles the years between the wars as a time of massive Black migration out of the South and continuing conflict within it. By the 1930'...
directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 4, Terror and Triumph (1940 - 1954)
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directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, VideoLine Productions, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 4 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
Episode four examines the surge of Black activism that took place after World War II. Black veterans returned from the war determined to achieve the same rights at home that they had fought for in Europe in a Jim Crow army. One vet, Medgar Evers, became an organizer for the Mississippi NAACP; he was assassinated f...
directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, VideoLine Productions, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 4 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
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