Category Archives: Civil Rights Era

Team Martinez visits the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park (Civil Rights Movement) Birmingham, Alabama

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16th Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Alabama) The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing occurred on September 15, 1963, when four members of the Ku Klux Klan planted dynamite beneath the steps on the east side of the church. The explosion killed four young … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks Arrest Records (1955) Primary Source Analysis Activity

       Primary Source Documents: Arrest Records of Rosa Parks (1955) Click on the links below to download primary source documents and analysis form. arrest-records-of-rosa-parks – primary source documents box-model-analysis – analysis form

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Rosa Parks Bus Seating Diagram (1956) Civil Rights Era: Primary Source Analysis Activity

Rosa Park’s Bus Seating Diagram as presented in federal court. Primary Source Analysis Activity: Step One: With Rosa Park’s name blanked out, students will examine the diagram. Step Two: Students will answer analysis questions and attempt to determine the historical … Continue reading

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Black Panther Party Platform (1966) Primary Source Analysis Activity

Primary Source Analysis Activity: The Black Panthers are the most notable militant black rights groups of the 1960’s. Many of the organization’s incredible community efforts were lost by some of the membership highly publicized illegal activities. The group’s political platform … Continue reading

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Plessy v. Ferguson: Primary Source Analysis Activity

In 1896, the Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy v. Ferguson established the “separate but equal” doctrine. This decision affirmed the practice of legal segregation in the United States, particularly in the “Jim Crow” South. The attached activity provides students with … Continue reading

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Montgomery Bus Boycott (powerpoint)

Montgomery Bus Boycotts Click on link to download the powerpoint. This powerpoint provides a brief description of the Civil Rights era Montgomery Bus Boycotts.

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Robert Kennedy announces the Death of Martin Luther King (1968)

 On April 4, 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated by James Earl Ray – a white man. That same evening Robert F. Kennedy was scheduled to speak to an audience in a black neighborhood. Kennedy delivered the … Continue reading

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