civil rights movements

Topical Term
civil rights movements

Singing for equality

musicians of the Civil Rights era
Looks at how the music of Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers, Nina Simone, Sam Cook, and James Brown influenced the Civil Rights Movement.

Changing laws

politics of the Civil rights era
"Explores the key legislative and judicial victories of the civil rights era spanning from 1954 to the early 1970s, including Brown v. the Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Hands-on projects and research activities alongside . . . questions, links to online resources, and text-to-world connections promote an . . . understanding of history and offer opportunities for social-emotional learning"--OCLC.

Boycotts, strikes, and marches

protests of the Civil Rights era
Looks at five different marches, protests, and boycotts of the Civil Rights era.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

a peaceful leader
Beginning readers will learn about the milestones in Martin Luther King Jr. s life. This biography includes bonus materials, complete with a timeline and historical photographs of this key leader in the United States civil rights movement.

Black lives matter at school

an uprising for educational justice
"A . . . collection of essays, interviews, poems, resolutions, and more from educators, students, and activists who have been building the Black Lives Matter at School movement across the country"--OCLC.

The story of civil rights hero John Lewis

An illustrated biography of civil rights leader John Lewis, including sidebars with background information on themes relevant to Lewis's life.

Larger than life

Lyndon B. Johnson and the right to vote
"An accessible, informed, and timely biography of Lyndon Johnson that centers his life and presidency around the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Keenly known for both his triumphs and his failures, Lyndon B. Johnson was one of the most complex and compelling presidents in US history. Anne Quirk's biography alternates between chapters that follow LBJ's childhood in rural Texas learning politics from his parents, his time teaching Mexican American students at a small-town school, and his days in Congress as majority leader and as vice president; and chapters that cover his work alongside civil rights leaders and the passage of the Voting Rights Act. An epilogue discusses the Supreme Court's 2013 ruling that struck down key portions of the act. With engaging storytelling, Quirk paints a rich portrait of Johnson's presidency, celebrating the accomplishments of his Great Society programs while refusing to shy away from his catastrophic decisions regarding Vietnam and the summer riots of 1967. Larger Than Life presents striking parallels to today's political arena: an outsize character presiding over a divided nation--but to different ends"--Provided by the publisher.

The most powerful words about civil rights

"From Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech to today's discourse on social media, Americans have used their words as tools to fight for civil rights. This beneficial book introduces students to words that defined a movement and the notable leaders behind them. Written to support social studies curricula, this volume presents history through the perspectives of the people who were there. Readers learn about the civil rights movement, historical and contemporary leaders, and the impact they have had on society. Primary source images, compelling quotes, and significant sidebars and fact boxes create a comprehensive reading experience"--Provided by the publisher.

The fight for civil rights

"A book for teens about the history of the fight for civil rights in the United States"--Provided by publisher.

Civil rights

standing up by sitting in
A readers' theater script for seven speakers that examines the African American civil rights practice of sitting in.


Subscribe to RSS - civil rights movements