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U.S. Southern History from 1890 to 1970 [DRAFT FOR REVIEW]














Washington, Booker T, Susan B Anthony, Cotton States Exposition, Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection, and Susan B. Anthony Collection. Address of Booker T. Washington, principal of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama: delivered at the opening of the Cotton States and International Exposition, at Atlanta, Ga.,; with a letter of congratulation from the President of the United States. [Atlanta, Ga.: s.n, 1895]


Students analyzed digital primary sources related to U.S. southern history from 1890 to 1970. These lessons occurred during Unit 2 (the “Jim Crow” era) and Unit 3 (the Civil Rights era) of the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Conduct historical research, including the appropriate use of primary sources, to provide properly documented evidence to support an argument. 
  • Use other course materials (lectures, documentaries, assigned readings) to provide historical context for the primary sources. 

About this Lesson Plan


History, Africana Studies

Time Needed

We spent approximately half an hour in class discussing documents on Booker T. Washington on February 22, and approximately half an hour in class on Ida B. Wells on March 15. The rest of the assignments occurred outside of class.

Original Course

AFAS/HIST 348, The South since the Civil War

Lesson Plan Created By

Tyina Steptoe