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Teaching 'The New Jim Crow'


In many ways, this is a dream come true. I have long hoped that a set of materials would be created that would support high school teachers who want to explore the myriad issues surrounding race and justice in our society, and who hope to use my book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, as a resource. I am thrilled that Teaching Tolerance has created The New Jim Crow curriculum, specifically designed for students in grades 9-12. Read more from Michelle Alexander's Introduction to the Teacher's Guide.

Publishers Note: All content, information, materials, text and images that appear in Teaching the New Jim Crow is the property of Michelle Alexander, The New Press and/or the Southern Poverty Law Center. Use of Teaching the New Jim Crow and the related excerpts from The New Jim Crow indicates your consent not to print, publish or distribute for commercial purposes, or cause to be printed, published or distributed for commercial purposes in any manner for form, the Work or any part thereof without the prior written consent of Michelle Alexander, The New Press and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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