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African American History - Segregation

List of Selected Works

Below are books, videos and websites that the library has curated on this topic. We have many more sources than what is listed here. You can learn how to search for more books, videos and articles by going to the "Searching for" tabs on the left.


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Built from the Fire :The Epic Story of Tulsa's Greenwood District, America's Black Wall Street : One Hundred Years in the Neighborhood That Refused to be Erased by Victor Luckerson, 2023.

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 American Atrocity:The Types of Violence in Lynching by Guy Lancaster, 2021.

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Traveling Black:  a story of race and resistance by Mia Bay, 2023.

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The Enduring Legacy:Structured Inequality in America's Public Schools by Mark Ryan, 2020.

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Making Black History:  the color line, culture, and race in the age of Jim Crow by Jeffrey Aaron Snyder, 2018.

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The Bible Told Them So: how Southern Evangelicals fought to preserve white supremacy by J. Russell Hawkins, 2021.

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The Blood Red Record: a review of the horrible lynchings and burning of Negroes by civilized white men in the United States, as taken from the records by John Edward Bruce, 1901.

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Jim Crow's Legacy: The Lasting Impact of Segregation by Ruth Thompson-Miller, Joe R. Feagin, and Leslie Houts Picca, 2015.


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Being Somebody and Black Besides : An Untold Memoir of Midcentury Black Life by George B. Nesbitt, 2021.

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Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: the struggle over segregated recreation in America by Victoria W. Wolcott, 2012.

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Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors: stories from the Jim Crow Museum by David Pilgrim, 2018.

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The Color of Law: Forgotten history of how our government segregated America by Richard Rothstein, 2017.

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Separate and Unequal: Homer Plessy and the Supreme Court decision that legalized racism by Harvey Fireside and Marc H Morial, 2004.

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Benching Jim Crow: the rise and fall of the color line in southern college sports, 1890-1980 by Charles H. Martin, 2010.

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Defending White Democracy: the making of a segregationist movement and the remaking of racial politics, 1936-1965 by Jason Morgan Ward, 2011.

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Integrations: The Struggle for Racial Equality and Civic Renewal by Lawrence Blum and Zoë Burkholder, 2021.

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The Bill of the Century: the epic battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen, 2014.

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The Counter-Revolution of 1836 : Texas Slavery & Jim Crow and the Roots of U.S. Fascism by Gerald Horne, 2021.


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  Tulsa : the fire and the forgotten : a centennial exploration of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. PBS Documentary, 2021. 85 min.

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The Black American experience. Segregation in America, 2008. Stewart Media, 32 min.

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Driving while Black : Race, Space and Mobility in America, 2020. PBS. 2 hrs.

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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, 2016. Deborah Riley Draper, Director. 1.13 hrs.

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News Clip: Segregation argued as school open. WBAP-TV, 1955. 3.20 min.

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Making Our Way Out of No Way, PBS Documentary, 2013. 1hr.

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Plessy v Ferguson and Segregation: Crash Course Black American History #21. Gale In Context, U.S. History, 2020. 10 min.

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50 Years Later - Brown v Board of Education (May 17, 2004). PBS Newshour. 18 min.


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1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Exhibit. Tulsa Historical Society and Museum.

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Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University

Separate and unequal: Persistent residential segregation is sustaining racial and economic injustice in the U.S, Brookings Institution, 2020.

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A Negro Nation Within a Nation. Speech by W.E.B. Du Bois, 1934.

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Segregation in America Report, 2018. The Equal Justice Initiative.