Childhood and Race in America: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

Lecture Description

Childhood and Race in America: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights discusses the ways in which black children were taught Jim Crow from everyday experiences, and how they learned the “rules” of segregation from encounters with whites, both young and old. The talk discusses change over time, how Jim Crow affected self-perception amongst black youth, how black and white childhoods differed within the same communities, and how boys and girls experienced Jim Crow differently. The talk ends with a discussion of the significant role of black youth in the civil rights movement—one that was informed both by their status as children and their gender.

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Childhood and Youth Race

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