A landmark four-part series, THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW explores segregation and murder from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement. 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." 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, amazingly acquiring for African Americans the opportunities of education, business, land ownership, and a true spirit of community.
Episode 1: Promises Betrayed (1865 - 1896)
Episode 2: Fighting Back (1896 - 1917)
Episode 3: Don't Shoot Too Soon (1918 - 1940)
Episode 4: Terror and Triumph (1940 - 1954)