Jim Crow and the Great Migration

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Defining the Twentieth Century

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers

Great Biographies: African American Athletes

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Q&A

Speaker(s): David S. Reynolds

Key Moments in American Freedom

Speaker(s): Orlando Patterson