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The Economics of Jim Crow – Document Based Essay Question

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 traveling 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. This webinar will examine the Green Books and analyze a teacher developed-lesson plan around this primary source that uses the format of a document-based essay to view this complicated primary source document. 

Presenter: Gloria McCabe
Gloria is in her 11th year of teaching high school U.S. History and Spanish. She is currently at the Business of Sports School in Manhattan. She serves on the New Visions U.S. History Curriculum Project Teacher Advisory Board. Gloria began teaching through New York City Teaching Fellow.