Civil Rights Movement

Lesson Plan: Social justice through the lens of the Black Panthers

Lesson Plan

Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses the role social justice plays in documentary filmmaking. Continue reading

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month


Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

Lesson plan: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as visual text

Lesson Plan

Subjects English, social studies Estimated Time One 45-minute class Grade Level Middle School Introduction Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream”…read more

At the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, an author looks back on race in America


June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Loving vs. Virginia, which struck down Virginia’s laws banning interracial marriage. Continue reading

Montgomery police honor civil rights history in officer training


In Montgomery, Alabama, County Police Chief Kevin Murphy recognized that many of his younger police officers were not aware of the turbulent civil rights history of their city. Continue reading

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