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Title:Behind the veil
Date:1890-1959
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American Life in the Jim Crow South is a major research project into the history of African American life during the age of Jim Crow, roughly the period from the 1890s to the 1950s. The Jim Crow era was a time of undeniable oppression and exploitation of black Americans. However, these sixty years of legal segregation in the American South also represented a time when African Americans made monumental efforts to build their own communities and institutions, resisted discrimination in ways large and small despite personal risk, and put their ineluctable mark on American culture.

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Types:Instructional materials | Annotated bibliographies | Black-and-white photographs | Oral histories
Subjects:Race relations | African Americans--Social life and customs | African Americans--Social conditions--Southern States | African Americans--Segregation--Southern States | African American women--Southern States | African American families--North Carolina | Racism--Southern States | Segregation--Southern States | Southern States--Race relations | Southern States--Social life and customs | Albany (Ga.)--Social life and customs | Fargo (Ark.)--Social life and customs | Birmingham (Ala.)--Social life and customs | Tuskegee (Ala.)--Social life and customs | Charlotte (N.C.)--Social life and customs | Durham (N.C.)--Social life and customs | Enfield (N.C.)--Social life and customs | New Bern (N.C.)--Social life and customs | Wilmington (N.C.)--Social life and customs | Mississippi--Social life and customs | Memphis (Tenn.)--Social life and customs | Kentucky--Social life and customs | New Iberia (La.)--Social life and customs | New Orleans (La.)--Social life and customs | Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs | Columbia (S.C.)--Social life and customs | Orangeburg (S.C.)--Social life and customs | Saint Helena Island (S.C.)--Social life and customs | Summerton (S.C.)--Social life and customs | Tallahassee (Fla.)--Social life and customs | United States--Race relations | Oral history | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.5785074, -84.155741 | United States, Arkansas, Fargo | United States, Arkansas, Monroe County | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.5206608, -86.80249 | United States, Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee, 32.4240286, -85.6916195 | United States, Alabama, Macon County, 32.373118, -85.684578 | United States, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, 35.2270869, -80.8431268 | United States, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, 35.2466993, -80.8327591 | United States, North Carolina, Durham County, Durham, 35.9940329, -78.898619 | United States, North Carolina, Enfield | United States, North Carolina, New Bern, 35.108493, -77.044114 | United States, North Carolina, Craven County | United States, North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, 34.2257256, -77.9447102 | United States, North Carolina, New Hanover County | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801 | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, 35.1839962, -89.8955956 | United States, Louisiana, New Iberia | United States, Louisiana, Iberia Parish | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, 29.9546482, -90.075072 | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, 30.0686437, -89.9281281 | United States, Virginia, Norfolk, 36.8468146, -76.2852183 | United States, South Carolina, Richland County, Columbia, 34.0007104, -81.0348144 | United States, South Carolina, Richland County, 34.021811, -80.9030384 | United States, South Carolina, Orangeburg County | United States, South Carolina, Beaufort County, Saint Helena Island, 32.3868607, -80.5606622 | United States, South Carolina, Beaufort County, 32.3570586, -80.6921702 | United States, South Carolina, Clarendon County | United States, Florida, Leon County, Tallahassee, 30.4382559, -84.2807329 | United States, Florida, Leon County, 30.4580386, -84.2778813
Institution:Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Contributors:Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies
Persistent Link to Item:http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/behindtheveil/