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Civil Rights Movement Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. from 1954-1971. Includes several timelines with the major events of the era explained. Take an online tour of several historical spots. Topics include the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Little Rock Central High School, Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. Read about civil rights leaders Malcolm X, A. Philip Randolph, Medgar Evers, and a first-hand account of the Freedom Rides of 1961. There are links to eThemes Resources on Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Martin Luther King, Jr., Segregation and the Jim Crow South, and Black History Month.

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Learn about the major events in the Civil Rights Movement from 1954-1971. Includes links to NPR interviews about several of the events.
Take an online journey to the sites of major events in the Civil Rights Movement. "Itinerary" has a map marking the locations across the nation that have historic places. "List of Sites" has links to photographs and information about each place.
Read about major events of the Civil Rights Movement. Includes photographs and primary documents.
Click on "Oral History Transcripts" to read about the lives of different civil rights activists. "The Civil Rights Timeline" includes photographs and sound clips from that era. NOTE: In order to accurately represent what the civil rights advocates went through, the website includes offensive language.
This professor shares his experience as a freedom rider trying to stop segregation on buses and trains during the Civil Rights Movement.
Read biographies of many leaders of the Civil Rights movement. NOTE: The website includes pop-up and banner ads.
This student-created site lists basic information about several Civil Rights leaders, who span several centuries. Click on their names to read more detailed information about these individuals.
Learn about Civil Rights leader Malcolm X. Visit "Timeline" and "Quotes" to read more of his beliefs.
Before Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, A. Philip Randolph was fighting for blacks and all the dispossessed people of America.
Listen to a podcast about the civil rights activist Medgar Evers, his death, and what life in Mississippi is like for blacks 40 years after his death. Click on the "Play" icon or "Listen" to hear the story.
Learn all about the Brown versus Board of Education trial. Includes photographs of people involved in the case plus important artifacts. There are also video clips.
This site covers various events that happened during the Civil Rights Movement. Includes freedom rides, Montgomery Bus Boycott, sit-ins, and more.
Learn more about the Little Rock Nine and the integration of Central High school in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. Watch two small videos chronicling the integration and see photos of the 40th anniversary of this historic event. NOTE: One of the videos does not include sound.
These sites are about segregation and institutionalized discrimination of African Americans and some other races in the South and other parts of America during the Jim Crow era. Includes teacher's guides, audio podcasts, worksheets, samples of Jim Crow Laws, visual imagery from the era, a student-created website, interactive exercises, information about the historical Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, personal narratives, and other tools and activities. Also includes links to the eThemes Resources on Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," Mildred D. Taylor's "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" and "The Gold Cadillac," and the Civil Rights Movement.
These sites are about Ruby Bridges and her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Read about the Ruby Bridges Foundation. Includes classroom activities, biographies, interviews, and photographs, plus information about a movie and books based on her life.
Read about Rosa Parks and her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Learn the truth behind some of the myths surrounding her story. Includes biographies, photographs, and interviews. There are also some audio and video clips, plus a link to eThemes Resources on famous black Americans.
Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his leadership in the 1960s American civil rights movement. Take a virtual tour of his birth home. There are photographic essays on the marches and protests, interactive timelines about King's life, and audio and text files of his speeches.
These sites are about Black History Month. Learn about the contributions of African Americans in different fields. Includes quizzes, an interactive timeline, and other activities.

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