Books: Non-Fiction

Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South

Book — Non-fiction (with CD). Edited by William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins and Robert Korstad. 2008. 346 pages.
Extensive oral history of African American life under segregation.

Time Periods: 20th Century, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1945, 1961
Themes: African American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class

rememberingjimcrowBased on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, this remarkable book presents the most extensive oral history ever of African American life under segregation.

In vivid, compelling accounts, men and women from all walks of life tell how their day-to-day activity was subjected to profound and unrelenting racial oppression. At the same time, Remembering Jim Crow is a testament to how black southerners fought back against the system, raising children, building churches and schools, running businesses, and struggling for respect in a society that denied them the most basic rights.  [Publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9781595583345 | The New Press