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Section 1: Taking on Segregation

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NAACP Online http://www.naacp.org/
Home page of the NAACP, providing a history of the nation's oldest civil rights organization and information about its current leaders and activities.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow http://www.pbs.org/ wnet/ jimcrow/
Historical background to the civil rights period, including landmark court cases and legislation of the 1940s and 1950s, African-American participation in World War II, and the role of Jackie Robinson.