Extra Resources

1. Monroe Work’s reports on lynching

Using an excerpt from his biography, learn more of the story about how Mr. Work’s documentation became the most trusted source in the country. Read excerpt

Length: 3 pages

2. Interview with Ms. Jessie Guzman

Ms. Guzman was a research assistant to Monroe Work back in 1923, and later took on the position herself as the Director of Records and Research. In this interview from 1986, she explains more about the data collection that went on in Mr. Work’s office. Read interview

Length: 5 pages

3. Printable maps for class handouts

The map of lynchings is simplified and formatted to print better on an 11 x 17" page. These are available on the downloads page.

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Photo at top: students at Tuskegee Institute, 1942, by Arthur Rothstein. This image in the public domain from the collection of U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs at the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division (LC-USW3- 000237-D [P&P] LOT 30).

This photo was retouched for artistic effect.