DEATH PENALTY SITES
http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/ - Site for The Death Penalty Information Center; a non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center was founded in 1990 and prepares in-depth reports, issues press releases, conducts briefings for journalists, and serves as a resource to those working on this issue.
http://deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu/ - Site produced by Michigan State University; includes
statistics by state, links relating to various death penalty issues and to other web resources. It was constructed with high school curriculum in mind.
http://people.smu.edu/rhalperi/ - This is an anti death-penalty site put together by Rick
Halperin of Southern Methodist University. It has information on executions organized by year and by state and a collection of links to related web resources.
http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/ - Site is published by Amnesty International to
inform the public about death penalty issues and statistics. There are a wealth of links to more information both through this site and through others as well as suggestions for getting involved if you wish to participate in resisting the death penalty.
http://www.aclu.org/ - This is the main site for the American Civil Liberties Union. It
includes information on all topics relating to current civil liberty debates such as
The Patriot Act, immigration laws, etc. There is a side bar which lists all the
issues that the site covers and you can click on “death penalty” to get information
that outlines and supports the ACLU’s anti-death penalty position .
JIM CROW LAWS
http://www.ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/menu.htm - This is a site created by Ferris State University to put the information from their Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia out for public access on the web. Site includes links to basic background information on the Jim Crow South and also lists specific laws from specific states.
http://www.nps.gov/malu/documents/jim_crow_laws.htm -Created by Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site Interpretive Staff – This is an extensive list of Jim Crow Laws that affected every aspect of life.
http://www.pbs.org/itvs/fromswastikatojimcrow/ -"From Swastika to Jim Crow: Racisim in Europe and the US" This is a PBS program recounting the experience of Jewish scholars who left Europe during the Nazi reign and were welcomed into the Black colleges of the American South.
http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/ - "The History of Jim Crow: Explore the Complex African-American Experience of Segregation from the 1870s through the 1950s." This is an educator's site sponsored by New York Life. It includes links and information on the history and geography of Jim Crow and lists of literary and television resources. It also contains sites and suggestions for teaching units on Jim Crow.
THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE BLACK CHURCH
http://www.africana.com/blackboard/bb_his_000183.htm - African Americans in Revolutionary America: Founders of the Black Church in the South: George Liele and Andrew Bryan - This is a teaching site outlining a unit on a specific time period in African American
http://www.elca.org/jle/articles/contemporary_issues/article.scott_willie.html This is an essay called “The Black Church and Current-Day Moral Guidance” by Dr. Willie Scott from the Journal of Lutheran Ethics
http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/intro.html - This is a site produced by the library at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is called “Documenting the American South.” This particular article, “An Introduction to the Church in the Southern Black Community,” is by Laurie Maffly-Kipp, a professor of religious studies. This essay discusses the role of the African-American church from the slave era through the end of the 19th century.
PBS Interview with Drew Smith: "The Political and Cultural Influence of the Black Church" - search Electric Library, a Paw Page Resource, for this interview