This lesson is dark. It has students look at the reasons for lynching and how Blacks were treated after Reconstruction ended. The lesson plan is clear, but it uses a lot of scholarship. Sundown Towns, Convict Lease laws, and the correlation between lynchings and cotton prices. It also uses a very graphic slideshow while Strange Fruit is playing. I also use the Stevie Wonder song "They Won't Go When I Go" after Strange Fruit, so that The two songs, Strange Fruit and They Won't Go When I Go are playing during the slide show.
Note: Power Point contains graphic images, please view prior to use in the classroom -SML