The Promise of Equality- The Declaration of Independence and the “All men are created equal” promise.Emancipation- Lincoln’s reasons/goals for issuing the proclamation. Was it legal? Did it actually emancipate?
The Civil War Amendments- 13th, 14th, and 15th Black Progress to Jim Crow- It's crucial to understand that there was Black Progress from 1877-1890 but then a new generation of Southerners arose, the sons and daughters of Confederate veterans, who sought to implement the change their fathers had wanted: a separation of the races. This included political disenfranchisement, social segregation (Jim Crow), the “de-skilling” process (the decline in workforce expertise) and the Supreme Court’s compliance.
The Road to the March on Washington- Early Civil Rights efforts (Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks) to the “I Have a Dream” speech.--Stuart Smith