Civil Rights Teaching Book Donors

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the new edition of Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching. Advocates Carmen Wolf and Mike Bauman Supporters Saladin Aljurf Backers Matthew Holden Jr. Gail LaGrander Ellen Olmstead Gita Rao Friends Loraine Binion-Hardy Carol & Simeon Booker Kathleen Bougher James K. Cameron Madeline Carlock Bernard Demczuk Norm Diamond Danielle […]

What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook

Here is the latest “If We Knew Our History” article from the Zinn Education Project, a project of Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools. Please read and share. By Adam Sanchez Fifty years ago this week, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairperson Stokely Carmichael made the famous call for “Black Power.” Carmichael’s speech came in the […]

We Want to Hear from YOU: Survey on Civil Rights Teaching

Teaching for Change is working with partner organizations to develop and share more resources for teaching about the Civil Rights Movement. These lessons and primary documents will be made available online for free for classroom teachers and students. To inform this effort, Teaching for Change is conducting a survey on teaching about the Civil Rights […]

New Edition of Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching

As one of the most commonly taught stories of people’s struggles for social justice, the Civil Rights Movement has the capacity to help students develop a critical analysis of United States history and strategies for change. However, the empowering potential is often lost in a trivial pursuit of names and dates. Putting the Movement Back […]

Teaching Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1985 is an award-winning 14-hour television series produced by Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond. Through interviews and historical footage, the series covers major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985. Eyes on the Prize remains one of the preeminent resources for teaching the modern Civil Rights […]

Who Killed Sammy Younge Jr.? SNCC, Vietnam, and the Fight for Racial Justice

  History may have forgotten, but we must not, that before Dr. King gave his now much-remembered Riverside Church declaration, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) had already uniquely and notoriously condemned the international hypocrisy of the United States in Vietnam, Africa, and the Caribbean in the face of the parallel Black liberation movement throughout […]

How well do you know Montgomery Bus Boycott history?

Students from preschool through high school learn that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in Montgomery, the buses were desegregated, and the Civil Rights Movement was launched. This quiz explores some of the myths surrounding the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and provides an opportunity to learn about the strategic brilliance and courage of the […]

The Selma Voting Rights Struggle: 15 Key Points from Bottom-Up History and Why It Matters Today

A shorter version of this article, “Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film,” is available on Common Dreams and the Huffington Post. Here are free downloadable lessons and resources to bring this bottom-up history to the classroom. Download full article as a .pdf By Emilye Crosby On this 50th anniversary year of the […]

Charles McDew: “Why The Others Died”

The only thing that will make our lives or our deaths meaningful is that we tell the story of why we did what we did and why the others died. Charles McDew describes the terror of imprisonment and threats to the lives of Civil Rights Movement activists and others during the freedom struggle in a […]

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Matt Herron and Dorie Ladner Remember the Mississippi Freedom Movement

  On July 24, 2014, photographer Matt Herron and SNCC veteran Dorie Ladner shared photos and stories about the 1960s Freedom Movement in Mississippi. Askia Muhammad from WPFW moderated and shared his own memories as a native of Mississippi. The featured books were Mississippi Eyes and This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil […]

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