Tonight's episode is going to be soooo good. I'm a huge fan of the Jim Crow Museum site he's going to discuss.
Episode Four: Making a Way Out of No Way (1897 – 1940)
Tuesday, November 12, 8-9 p.m.
Making a Way Out of No Way portrays the Jim
Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds
within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of the
20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South,
fleeing the threat of racial violence, and searching for better
opportunities in the North and the West. Leaders like Ida B. Wells,
W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey organized,
offering vastly different strategies to further black empowerment and
equality. Yet successful black institutions and individuals were always
at risk. At the same time, the ascendance of black arts and culture
showed that a community with a strong identity and sense of pride was
taking hold in spite of Jim Crow. “The Harlem Renaissance” would not
only redefine how America saw African Americans, but how African
Americans saw themselves.