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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow | PBS



Listen to compelling first-hand accounts by people who experienced, endured, and survived Jim Crow.



Published: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Last Build Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Copyright: 2005 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.
 



Jim Crow Narrative: Wilhelmina Baldwin

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Baldwin recounts stories of segregation involving cars, curfews, and one particular young, white child firmly ensconced in the Jim Crow mentality.


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http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Baldwin.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: George Kenneth Butterfield Jr.

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Butterfield tells the story of when his uncle died because the white doctor did not arrive after more than eight hours after the accident.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Butterfield.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: Thomas Christopher Columbus Chatmon

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Chatmon recalls the tale of his hard-working father, who was intent upon sending his son to school, and the white man who stole all his earnings.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Chatmon.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: Olivia Cherry

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

What's in a name? According to Cherry, it's a source of respect and dignity, and she didn't let anyone take that away.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Cherry.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: Charles Gratton

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Growing up with Jim Crow, Gratton sometimes felt there wasn't any other way to live. Here he tells of his indoctrination by his mother, among other memories.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Gratton.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: Edwilda Isaac

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Isaac remembers her college years, when she had to confront the ignorance of her schoolmates and absurd lies and stereotypes about black people.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Isaac.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: James Jones

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

James Jones spent World War II serving his country. During this time, he experienced the strength, determination, and daring of his fellow black soldiers. He also shares a vivid memory of a concentration camp he helped liberate.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Jones.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: Money Kirby

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Kirby aslo was a soldier during World War II. He recalls a life-and-death situation that tested the tenacity of bigotry and its humorous resolution.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Kirby.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: Maurice Lucas

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

With ugly truth, Lucas explains the lengths to which white people went in order to prevent blacks from voting, even to the point of poisoning an entire population.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Lucas.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: James Nix

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Nix shares his memories of Jim Crow involving his father, a murder, and how the authorities didn't think much of it.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Nix.mp3




Jim Crow Narrative: John Harrison Volter

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:00:00 EST

Volter offers his own theory about the Ku Klux Klan, its formation, motivation, and its manipulation of the lower white class to empower the rich.


Media Files:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/redir/http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/rss/media/JimCrow_Volter.mp3