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Toolbox LibraryTrainingThe Making of African American Identity: Volume III, 1917-1968
The Making of African American Identity: Volume III, 1917-1968
Theme: SegregationTheme: MigrationsTheme: CommunityTheme: CommunityTheme: Overcome?


The Making of African American Identity: Volume III, 1917-1968The Making of African American Identity: Volume III, 1917-1968The Making of African American Identity: Volume III, 1917-1968

A collection of primary resources—historical documents, literary texts,
and works of art—thematically organized with notes and discussion questions.

Made possible by a grant from the Wachovia Foundation
Made possible by a grant from the Wachovia Foundation.







THEMES

Framing Questions
  •  What constitutes segregation?
  •  How did African Americans experience it?
  •  What is the difference between segregation and racial separation?


Framing Questions
  •  What migrations did African Americans undertake in the twentieth century?
  •  What were the effects of these migrations?


Framing Questions
  •  What forms did African American protest take?
  •  How did protest strategies and goals evolve over time?
  •  In what ways was African American identity shaped in opposition to the larger American society?


Framing Question
  •  How has the African American community defined itself?
  •  How has the African American community functioned in the lives of its members?
  •  How have changing notions of African American identity affected definitions of African American community?


Framing Questions
  •  By the end of the 1960s, what had African Americans overcome?
  •  How had the civil rights movement affected the lives of African Americans?
  •  What remained to be overcome?




Left image: African American students, “Highest grade,” Shelby County School, Woodstock, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1917, photograph (detail). Reproduced by permission of the University of Virginia Library, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Jackson Davis Collection (#1383).

Right image: Black Organization of Students, n.d. (ca. 1968), photograph (detail). Reproduced by permission of Rutgers University, Newark.



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