Exercise 2

August 18, 2016 9:13 pm Published by

Key Question: How did segregation shape life in the South?

Examine the sections called “Treading the Tightrope of Jim Crow” and “Let Us Look at Jim Crow for the Criminal He Is”.

Discussion Questions:

  • In what ways was life in the South segregated?
  • Why did segregation exist? How did it continue?
  • How did Rosa Parks and other African American folks in the South resist segregation – on buses and elsewhere?
  • What were the dangers in trying to resist segregation?
  • Why do you think people like Rosa Parks persevered in their attempts to resist segregation?


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