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The Economics of Jim Crow – Engaging students Through the lens of Industrialization

In 1936, an African American mailman living in New York City published the first ever Negro Motorist Green Book.  The book was a guide for travelling in the Jim Crow Era. The collection of Green Books are an invaluable primary source for unlocking a deeper understanding of the African American story in US History, as well as the social, political, and economic effects of Jim Crow laws in America.. In this workshop, we will examine the Green Books, analyze a  teacher developed lesson plan around this primary source that uses the lens of industrialization and the automobile to unpack a turbulent era in American History.

Presenter: Sabine Albert
Sabine began teaching with the New York City Teaching Fellows 15 years ago.  She is a dual licensed Special Education and Social Studies teacher.  She currently teaches in the Bronx at Archimedes Academy for Science and Technology. Sabine has been a New Visions US History Teaching Advisory Board member for three years.