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Title:Behind the veil

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 | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.) | Fargo (Ark.) | Monroe County (Ark.) | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.) | Tuskegee (Ala.) | Macon County (Ala.) | Charlotte (N.C.) | Mecklenburg County (N.C.) | Durham (N.C.) | Durham County (N.C.) | Enfield (N.C.) | Halifax County (N.C.) | New Bern (N.C.) | Craven County (N.C.) | Wilmington (N.C.) | New Hanover County (N.C.) | Mississippi | Memphis (Tenn.) | Shelby County (Tenn.) | Kentucky | New Iberia (La.) | Iberia Parish (La.) | New Orleans (La.) | Orleans Parish (La.) | Norfolk (Va.) | Columbia (S.C.) | Richland County (S.C.) | Orangeburg (S.C.) | Orangeburg County (S.C.) | Saint Helena Island (S.C.) | Beaufort County (S.C.) | Summerton (S.C.) | Clarendon County (S.C.) | Tallahassee (Fla.) | Leon County (Fla.)
Collection:Behind the Veil
Institution:Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Online Publisher:[Durham, N.C.] : Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies
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Persistent Link to Item:http://cds.aas.duke.edu/btv/