by Kathryn L. Wall, Ph.D.
The leaders and activists of the Civil Rights Movement challenged and overcame racial segregation and discrimination through non-violent direct action throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In this online unit, you'll learn about life under segregation, the efforts to integrate schools and public services, the heroism of people like Rosa Parks, the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., the role of young people in the Civil Rights Movement, and the enduring legacies of the Movement. You'll also learn valuable research skills as you conduct a unit-long research project, either through oral history interviewing or using library and Internet sources.
This unit can be used independently, but it is designed to be used concurrently with the literature unit for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.