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From Jim Crow to Linda Brown: A Retrospective of the African-American Experience, 1897-1953

helps students understand themes of African American life in the first half of the 20th century and explore to what extent the African American experience was "separate but equal." Among the activities, students examine Plessy v. Ferguson (1897) and simulate the 1898 meeting of the Afro-American Council. (Library of Congress)

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American Sketches: A Negro Congregation in Washington. Artist unknown. Wood Engraving, Illustrated London News, November 18, 1876. LC-USZ62-50584.

Progress of a people

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