The sequel to the award-winning Remembering Slavery, a groundbreaking book-and-CD set of interviews about the segregation-era South.
Remembering Jim Crow, the groundbreaking sequel to Remembering Slavery, is an extraordinary opportunity to read and hear the voices of black southerners who were firsthand witnesses to one of the most heartbreaking and troubling chapters in America's history. Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil project at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, this remarkable book-and-CD set presents for the first time the most extensive oral history ever recorded of African American life in the racially segregated South.
In vivid, compelling stories, men and women from all walks of life tell how their most ordinary activities were subjected to profound and unrelenting racial oppression—in the workplace, on street corners, and above all in the public facilities and institutions that systematically demeaned, disenfranchised, and disempowered black people, condemning them to second-class citizenship. At the same time, Remembering Jim Crow is a testament to how black southerners fought back against the system, raising children, building churches and schools, running businesses, and struggling for respect in a society that denied them the most basic rights. The result is a powerful story of survival enriched by vivid memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies.
Remembering Jim Crow is accompanied by two one-hour compact discs of the companion radio documentary produced by American RadioWorks. A transcript of the audio programs is included in the book's appendix, and the book is illustrated with fifty rare segregation-era photographs collected from African American families who participated in the oral history project. Boxed set: hardcover book with 2 one-hour compact discs; 50 black-and-white photographs.
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William Chafe is a professor of history at Duke University and author of eight books, including Civilities and Civil Rights. Raymond Gavins is professor of history at Duke University, and author of The Perils and Prospects of Southern Black Leadership. Robert Korstad is assistant professor of public policy studies and history at Duke University and author of Democracy Denied. All three editors are project directors of Behind the Veil, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, one of the country's leading oral history archives. American RadioWorks (ARW) is the documentary project of Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and National Public Radio (NPR) News. Based at MPR in St. Paul, Minnesota, and with staff journalists also in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., ARW creates documentaries, series projects, and investigative reports for the public radio system and the Internet. ARW won the 2001 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Gold Baton Award for The Promise of Justice.
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