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African American Women's History Resources at Rubenstein Library: Jim Crow


The Jim Crow era is often referred to as the "nadir" of African American life. Marked with ensconsed segregation, lynchings, and race riots, the written and unwritten laws of the period wiped away many of the social, economic, and political gains of the Reconstruction era. However, the Jim Crow era also featured the rise of African American self-determination and many of the collections highlight the role women played balancing life in a segregated society.

Jim Crow Manuscript Collections

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John Gartrell
Director, John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture

Box 90185

Durham, NC 27708