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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » South

Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South

is a research project on African American life during the Jim Crow era (c. 1890s-1950s). It was a time of undeniable oppression and exploitation of black Americans; however, these 60 years of legal segregation in the South were also a time when African Americans built communities and institutions, resisted discrimination despite personal risk, and influenced American culture. (Center for Documentary Studies, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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