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Jim Crow

Jim Crow

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Jim Crow in America Teacher Pass

Teaching Jim Crow in America Teacher Pass includes:

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  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
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  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

2009 Senate Apology

A NPR news blog article reports that on June 18, 2009 the US Senate passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and Jim Crow laws for the first time in US history. The Senate’s move followed the House’s passage of a similar apology resolution in 2008.


“The Senate chamber was nearly empty this morning as Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin rose to call for a measure he said was long overdue the descendants of four million black people who were enslaved in the U.S.”