Category: Fall 2019

Reconstruction and Jim Crow

Center for Mass Communication at Columbia University, Selma-Montgomery March, 1965  In January 1965, civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King, Jr., brought his Southern Christian Leadership Conference to Selma, Alabama, after the local… Read more »


How the Rich Got Rich and the Poor Got Poor: Perspectives on Wealth Inequality from 1880-1950 The aim of this project is to demonstrate the various perspectives people held regarding… Read more »


This project will examine the Presidential and Federal Reserves Monetary/Fiscal Policy that led up to the Great Depression through the end of Reagan’s Presidency. In particular, it will explore economic… Read more »

The Great Depression

“It’s Fine as Long as You’re Going Up”, Cartoonist: Jay Darling, March 1928 In March of 1928, cartoonist Jay Darling published a political cartoon, titled “Its Fine as Long as… Read more »

The New Deal

Franklin D. Roosevelt. “Radio Address of The President”, Radio broadcast, May 7, 1933 On May 7th, 1933, newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt broadcasted his first attempt in strengthening the… Read more »

World War ll

“The Heart of Recovery”, The Wall Street Journal, Page 4, October 28, 1938 On October 28, 1938, The Wall Street Journal published this newspaper article, titled “The Heart of Recovery,”… Read more »


Introduction This project will focus on the Greek immigrant experience in the United States from 1890 to 1970. The project will include detailed accounts by Greek immigrants of their experience… Read more »


Throughout the age of industrialization, businesses grew from small family owned companies to large corporations in just a matter of years. This exhibition will focus on how exactly these businesses… Read more »


Introduction This project will address the long and unpleasant history of Native American oppression at the hands of the United States government, specifically from the years 1877 to 1974. This… Read more »


This exhibit will explore labor laws in the United States of America during 1870 through 1940.  Before this point in time, there were very loose labor laws that were not… Read more »

Social Consequences

Women Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Women suffered grave consequences as a result of the rise of big business. Many people were actually harmed in the making of big business, for it… Read more »


Letter from Ida B. Wells-Barnett to public members of the Anti-Lynching Bureau – 1902 This source is a letter written by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a famous anti-lynching, and civil rights… Read more »


Social Backlash This source is a political cartoon displaying affects of Robber Barrons on the distribution of the nations’ wealth. It was illustrated by Joseph Keppler and displayed in Puck… Read more »


Arkansas Faith: The South Will Fight!!  – December 1955 This source is the Arkansas Faith, a White Citizens Council newspaper stationed out of Arkansas thats mission is to publicize the white… Read more »


CBS Eyewitness: “Breakthrough in Birmingham” – May 10, 1963 This video captured by CBS Eyewitness on May 10, 1963 shows the violent protests and riots that occurred in Birmingham, Alabama…. Read more »


Primary Sources Darling, Jay. “It’s Fine as Long as You’re Going Up.” 1928. Cartoon. Reproduction Number LC-DIG-hlb-01034. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. “Runs on Banks”: people milling… Read more »


Primary Sources  CBS. 1963.”Breakthrough in Birmingham.” CBS Video, 4:55. May 10, 1963,  Civil Rights Act of 1964, H.R. 7152, 88th Cong. (1964). Douthard, William J. June 1963. Letter to… Read more »