Newspaper Resources

The NIE curriculum supplement At the Crossroads of Freedom & Equality: Florida's Journey from Separate toward Equal explores the issues of intolerance, prejudice, racism and stereotyping in the context of Tampa Bay's Jim Crow past. Download the full curriculum supplement here.

The Deuces: a Tampa Bay Times online interactive special report


In its day, 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg was considered one of the nation's African-American main streets. It was a Jim Crow strip that grew on St. Petersburg's margins during an era when blacks couldn't move freely in most of the city. Its double 2's gave the street an enduring nickname: The Deuces. Learn all about the Deuces and its legacy.

Rachel's Challenge


Rachel's Challenge was started by the parents of Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. 17 year-old Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Read the Tampa Bay Times articles about Rachel's Challenge at Ridgewood High School in New Port Richey and West Hernando Middle School in Brooksville.

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