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ERIC Number: ED001980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 59
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EPITAPH FOR JIM CROW.
PETTIGREW, THOMAS F.
BASED ON A SERIES OF FILMS PRODUCED BY WGBH-TV, BOSTON UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL RELATIONS, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, "EPTITAPH FOR JIM CROW" PRESENTED DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE NEGRO PROBLEM IN AMERICA. THE FIRST CHAPTER, "A TALE OF TWO LADIES," EMPHASIZED A KNOWLEDGE OF THE NEGRO ROLE IN AMERICA'S SOCIAL AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE PERSONAL QUALITIES AND SPECIAL POINTS OF VIEW OF INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED. THE SECOND CHAPTER, "FOURTEENTH GENERATION AMERICANS," PRESENTED THE ROLE OF THE NEGRO OVER 350 YEARS, EMPHASIZING THE FACT THAT HE HAD PROGRESSED MORE IN THE LAST GENERATION THAN IN ANY OTHER. "THE NEWEST NEW NEGRO" EXPLAINED HOW THE NEGRO OF TODAY DIFFERED FROM THE NEGRO OF THE PAST. HE HAD MOVED OUT OF THE SOUTH'S RURAL AREAS INTO THE LARGEST CITIES, HE HAD MADE GAINS IN THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SPHERES, AND HE HAD RAISED HIS ASPIRATIONS FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE. THE FOURTH REPORT, "FACE TO FACE," REPORTED THAT THE MANY SOCIAL SCIENCE PRINCIPLES RELATED TO THE NEGRO IN AMERICA WERE BEING DISCUSSED AND ACTED UPON, THEREFORE, RACE RELATIONS HAVE IMPROVED. THE LAST REPORT, "CONFORMITY AND THE CRUTCH," EXPLAINED THAT INTOLERANCE OF THE NEGRO BY THE SOUTHERNER WAS A RESULT OF AN ATTITUDE OF A WHITE SUPREMIST CULTURE, NOT OF A CRUTCH-TYPE ATTITUDE.
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Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Identifiers: Harvard University MA; New York (New York)