Keeping Them Apart: Plessy v. Ferguson and the Black Experience in America
A reproducible, document-based teaching unit
NH128 is the printed format
This title is also available for immediate download in digital format as NH128Ebook
Students study the effects of Reconstruction-era legislation on race relations in the late 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to the Plessy v. Ferguson decision, they examine protests by African-American legislators, a letter to an Alabama editor by Booker T. Washington, Boston’s School Board rulings, restrictive labor laws in the South, and a description of racial violence in New York in 1900.
Lesson One: The Case of Homer Plessy
Lesson Two: De Jure and De Facto Discrimination
Lesson Three: A Courtroom Simulation