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Teaching Beyond Civil Rights

Beyond Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s saw many achievements. Segregation was ended with the passage of Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, guaranteeing voting rights to African Americans. It was also significant that the entire nation seemed to be talking about civil rights. Even with all this progress, tensions continued to mount in cities, where daily racial prejudice and hardships called into question all of the “progress” that had been happening. The tone of the civil rights movement changed yet again. Activists became less patient in their calls for progress.

American Yawp
Stanford University Press

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What tactics did activists use in the late 1960s and 1970s?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.7 - Visual Information

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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