Teaching Activity. Essay by Howard Zinn and lesson by Bill Bigelow. 11 pages.
Students research and share stories about unsung heroes in U.S. history.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Deborah Menkart, Alana D. Murray, and Jenice L. View. 2004. 576 pages.
Provides lessons and articles for K-12 educators on how to go beyond a heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement, with a focus on education, economics, labor, youth, women, and culture.
Book – Non-fiction. By Charles M. Payne. 1995. 506 pages.
The people’s history of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.
Book – Non-fiction. By John Dittmer. 1995. 560 pages. A detailed, grassroots description of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.Read more »
Book – Non-fiction. By Wesley C. Hogan. 2009. 463 pages.
An innovative study of what the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) accomplished and, more importantly, how it fostered significant social change in such a short time.
Book – Non-fiction. By Charles E. Cobb, Jr. 2008. 388 pages. High School and Adult. An educational travel guide to historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement.Read more »
Film. Produced by Henry Hampton. Blackside. 1987. 360 min.
Comprehensive documentary history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Film. Directed Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford. Written by Michael Chandler. 110 min. 1994.
The story of the Mississippi freedom movement in the early 1960s.