Jim Crow Pennsylvania
Lynchings and beatings by night. Demeaning treatment by day. And a life of crushing subordination for Southern blacks that was maintained by white supremacist laws and customs known as Jim Crow.
This groundbreaking documentary explores segregation from the end of the Civil War to the dawn of the modern Civil Rights movement. It was a brutal and oppressive era in American history, but during this time, large numbers of African Americans and a corps of influential black leaders bravely fought against the status quo, laying the groundwork for the opening of opportunities in education, business, land ownership, and a true spirit of community for African Americans.