I used The Color Line to teach sophomores about the racial codes in the south in the decades prior to the Civil War and to develop their primary source analysis skills. It was a great success. Students finished the lesson understanding the specific strategies employed by state legislatures to create racial disparities that promote white supremacy.
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Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow.
A lesson on the countless colonial laws enacted to create division and inequality based on race. This helps students understand the origins of racism in the United States and who benefits.