UNCA to Host Discussion on "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow"
UNC Asheville’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will
host a community discussion as a companion to "The
Rise and Fall of Jim Crow," a four-part PBS documentary
series airing throughout October. The discussion will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, in UNCA’s Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The event is free
and open to the public.
"The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow" is currently airing at 10
p.m. Tuesday nights and is rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Sunday nights on UNC-TV.
It is the first major television series to explore racial inequality
promoted by Jim Crow laws. The program depicts the struggle of African
Americans to gain civil, political and economic rights. Through personal
accounts, African Americans describe how they were denied these rights and
how they resisted the laws by creating churches, schools, businesses and
clubs to promote their communities. The series follows activist efforts
that helped end the legalization of Jim Crow and set the stage for future
civil rights issues.
Due to limited seating, registration is required. To reserve a seat,
call UNCA’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at
- Deirdre Wiggins, UNCA Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs,
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526