This visually stimulating presentation provides a detailed overview of segregation in postwar America on the eve of the Civil Rights era. It can be used by instructor as tool to facilitate class discussion (and notes), or uploaded into google classroom for independent student use. The 17 slide presentation is filled with colorful pictures, maps, and other relevant information that will breathe life into this fascinating era of history while providing a platform in which to build additional related activities. If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help!
* The impact of Plessy v. Ferguson on American life.
* The impact of Jim Crow laws in American schools.
* The impact of de facto segregation, de jure segregation, restricting covenants, & racial zoning.
* How racial segregation was enforced in the workplace, marriage, & politics.
* Jackie Robinson breaks the color line in sports; Truman desegregates the military.
* The role the following civil rights organizations played in the fight for Equal rights: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), National Urban League, NAACP.
* How the courts began to dismantle segregation.
* The impact of Brown vs. the Board of Education (Topeka, Kansas).
* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.