Barbara Jordan (1936 – 1996) was a leader of the Civil rights movement and later became the first Black woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. Among other notable achievements, Jordan introduced legislature to extend the state ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment, and campaigned to include Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans when extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and supported the Community Reinvestment Act.
This infographic on Suffrage in the United States can be used as an example for students in creating their own infographics (digital or print) on the women's suffrage movement. CCSS: RI.8.7. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3 Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies.
Rosa Parks was asked to move to the back of the bus where black people were expected to sit, by the whites. When she refused, police became involved, essentially leading to her arrest. Rosa Parks is a true Civil Rights leader, due to her strength and bravery. This arrest eventually led to the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, where African Americans did not use the buses, but walked instead.