Primary Source: Elizabeth Kytle, Willie Mae (1958) Background:  In 1958, Elizabeth Kytle published Willie Mae, a memoir compiled from her many interviews with Willie Mae Cartwright, an African American domestic servant who had lived most of her life in Georgia.  It was one of the first books that brought the problems of ordinary African… MORE

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Primary Source: “Strange Fruit” Recorded by Billie Holiday (1939)  Discussion Questions  What was the major social impact of the Great Migration? Identify the major push and full factors of movement? How does Strange Fruit use imagery to explore the South as a place of terror? Want more of “The Show Must Go On” series? Click below to… MORE

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Primary Source: Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address (1801)   Friends & Fellow Citizens, Called upon to undertake the duties of the first Executive office of our country, I avail myself of the presence of that portion of my fellow citizens which is here assembled to express my grateful thanks for the favor with which they have… MORE

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KEY TERMS FOR THIS INTERVIEW LECTURE Follow along and take notes on the who, what, when, where, and historical significance for each major key term. The “Migrant City” The “Black Promised Land” W.E.B. DuBois The “color line” de facto segregation The Watts Rebellion (1965) The Black Panther Party Crack (or “rock”) cocaine 1984 Olympic Games… MORE

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