Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A 1998 interview conducted by Bill Ferris, then chairman of the NEH, in which writer Ernest Gaines talks about storytelling, race, and his Louisiana roots.
An article on the Plessy v. Ferguson case—one of the earliest desegregation cases argued before the Supreme Court. This article appears on the website USINFO, which delivers information about current U.S. foreign policy and about American life and culture.
A sampling of Jim Crow laws from various states created by the staff at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and posted on the National Park Service website.
PBS’s American Experience series entitled “Reconstruction: The Second Civil War” includes a model contract that reveals some of the injustices typical of sharecropping arrangements.
Eig, Jonathan. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007.
Margolick, David. Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink. New York: Random House, 2005.