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"Born September 8, 1954 Ruby Bridges was the first African American child to attend an all white elementary school in New Orleans. There was a large crowd outside of the school throwing, yelling, and protesting the integration. Ruby kept on walking, she shed no tear, and showed her courage."  <3

Ruby Bridges

"Born September 8, 1954 Ruby Bridges was the first African American child to attend an all white elementary school in New Orleans. There was a large crowd outside of the school throwing, yelling, and protesting the integration. Ruby kept on walking, she shed no tear, and showed her courage." <3

Jim Crow was not a person, yet affected the lives of millions of people. Named after a popular 19th-century minstrel song that stereotyped African Americans, "Jim Crow" came to personify the system of government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the United States.   Great Resource!

Jim Crow was not a person, yet affected the lives of millions of people. Named after a popular 19th-century minstrel song that stereotyped African Americans, "Jim Crow" came to personify the system of government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the United States. Great Resource!

This anthology of drama, essays, fiction, and poetry presents a thoughtful, classroom-tested selection of the best literature for learning about the long civil rights movement. Unique in its focus on creative writing, the volume also ranges beyond a familiar 1954-68 chronology to include works from the 1890s to the present. The civil rights movement was a complex, ongoing process of defining national values such as freedom, justice, and equality. In ways that historical documents cannot…

This anthology of drama, essays, fiction, and poetry presents a thoughtful, classroom-tested selection of the best literature for learning about the long civil rights movement. Unique in its focus on creative writing, the volume also ranges beyond a familiar 1954-68 chronology to include works from the 1890s to the present. The civil rights movement was a complex, ongoing process of defining national values such as freedom, justice, and equality. In ways that historical documents cannot…

Watts Riots   August 11 to 17, 1965.Police arrest a man during the Watts riots. My family and I left for a planned trip to Houston,Texas the night the Watts Riots began. When we returned home we found that the riot had progressed within blocks of our home.

Watts Riots August 11 to 17, 1965.Police arrest a man during the Watts riots. My family and I left for a planned trip to Houston,Texas the night the Watts Riots began. When we returned home we found that the riot had progressed within blocks of our home.

Mary Church Terrell, (1863 – 1954), daughter of former slaves, was one of the first black women to earn a college degree. She became an activist who led several important associations, including the National Association of Colored Women, and worked for civil rights and suffrage. Active in the Republican Party, she was president of the Women's Republican League during W. G. Harding's 1920 presidential campaign and the first election in which all American women were given the right to vote.

Mary Church Terrell, (1863 – 1954), daughter of former slaves, was one of the first black women to earn a college degree. She became an activist who led several important associations, including the National Association of Colored Women, and worked for civil rights and suffrage. Active in the Republican Party, she was president of the Women's Republican League during W. G. Harding's 1920 presidential campaign and the first election in which all American women were given the right to vote.

Lloyd L. Gaines vanished in March 1939. "Three months before he vanished, he won a U. S. Supreme Court decision (Gaines v. Canada) mandating the State of Missouri admit him into its university law school or build a separate, and equal, law school for blacks.  The case helped forge the legal framework for the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education, which banned segregation in public schools.

Lloyd L. Gaines vanished in March 1939. "Three months before he vanished, he won a U. S. Supreme Court decision (Gaines v. Canada) mandating the State of Missouri admit him into its university law school or build a separate, and equal, law school for blacks. The case helped forge the legal framework for the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education, which banned segregation in public schools.

Civil Rights Activists: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice,  played a vital part in ending legal segregation during the Civil Rights Movement through the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education. (Photo by Stock Montage/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Activists: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, played a vital part in ending legal segregation during the Civil Rights Movement through the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education. (Photo by Stock Montage/Getty Images)

The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. emerged as a leader during the Civil Rights movement.

The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. emerged as a leader during the Civil Rights movement.

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