Results for "On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail".

  • On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements
    • Book – Non-fiction. By Charles E. Cobb, Jr. 2008. 388 pages.
      An educational travel guide to historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class
    • Book – Non-fiction. By Hasan Kwame Jeffries. 2010. 372 pages.
      History of the role that activists in Lowndes County played in spurring Black activists nationwide to fight for civil and human rights in new and more radical ways.

  • Candidates from the Lowndes County Freedom Organization | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • Lowndes County and the Voting Rights Act

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements
    • Article. By Hasan Kwame Jeffries.
      History and significance of the Lowndes County Freedom Organization.

  • The Voting Rights Act: Ten Things You Should Know

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
    • Article. By Emilye Crosby and Judy Richardson. 2015.
      Key points in the history of the 1965 Voting Rights Act missing from most textbooks.

  • Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Freedom School Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
    • Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez. Introduction by Julian Bond. 2007. 400 pages.
      Letters and poetry from Civil Rights Movement volunteers in the summer of 1964.

  • Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
    • Book – Non-fiction. By Stephen Lawson and Charles Payne. 2006. 227 pages.
      Introduces and examines the complex story of the modern Civil Rights Movement as it should be taught, providing key background information and analysis for teachers.

  • Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
    • Teaching Guide and Website. 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.

  • Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1985

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
    • Film. Produced by Henry Hampton. Blackside. 1987. 360 min.
      Comprehensive documentary history of the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Silver Rights: The Story of the Carter Family’s Brave Decision to Send Their Children to an All-White Schools and Claim Their Civil Rights

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education
    • Book – Non-fiction. By Constance Curry. Introduction by Marian Wright Edelman. 1996. 288 pages.
      The story of the Carter family’s decision to send their children to an all-white school in Drew, Mississippi.

  • Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Women's History
    • Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Faith S. Holsaert, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, and Dorothy M. Zellner. 2010. 616 pages.
      An unprecedented women’s history of the Civil Rights Movement, from sit-ins to Black Power.

  • Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s through the 1980s

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements
    • Book – Non-fiction. Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer. 1991. 692 pages.
      Oral histories of the Civil Rights Movement spanning three decades.

  • On the Road to Voting Rights: Freedom Day in Selma, 1963

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class
    • Article. By Howard Zinn. Excerpt from Chapter 5 of You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.
      Howard Zinn’s first-hand account of Selma’s Freedom Day in 1963.

  • I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing
    • Book – Non-fiction. By Charles M. Payne. 1995. 506 pages.
      The people’s history of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

  • The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements
    • Book – Non-fiction. By William P. Jones. 2013. 296 pages.
      A vital text on the hidden history and significance of the March on Washington.

  • Challenging Ourselves: Martin Luther King, the Movement, and Its Lessons for Today

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements
    • Article.
      Charles E. Cobb Jr. discusses the Civil Rights Movement and its lessons, and how they apply to current movements. 2017.

  • The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954-1990

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements
    • Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Gerald Gill, Vincent Harding and Darlene Clark Hine. 1991. 784 pages.
      Readings to accompany the film, Eyes on the Prize.

  • Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
    • Book – Non-fiction. By Ellen Levine. 1993. 192 pages.
      Thirty African-Americans who were children during the 1950s and 1960s tell their true stories of what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South.

  • Rights Matter: The Story of the Bill of Rights

    • Themes: Laws & Citizen Rights
    • Teaching Guide. By Nancy Murray. 2006. 69 pages.
      A free, downloadable, student-friendly booklet on the Bill of Rights, available in English and Spanish.

  • Freedom Day in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship
    • Article. By Howard Zinn. From Chapter 6 of You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.
      Zinn describes the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) voting rights campaign called Freedom Day in Hattiesburg, Miss.

  • Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing
    • Book – Non-fiction. By John Dittmer. 1995. 560 pages.
      A detailed, grassroots description of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

  • To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Language Arts, Media, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class
    • Book – Non-fiction. Edited by William Sturkey and Jon N. Hale. 2015. 176 pages.
      A collection and examination of the creative literary work of students published during 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

  • Freedom Summer 1964

    • Profile.
      Prospectus for summer initiative to register African American voters in Mississippi.

  • Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
    • Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Emilye Crosby. 2011. 486 pages.
      A grassroots history of the Civil Rights Movement.

  • We Had Set Ourselves Free’: Lessons on the Civil Rights Movement (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • ‘We Had Set Ourselves Free’: Lessons on the Civil Rights Movement

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
    • Teaching Activity. By Doug Sherman. 4 pages.
      The author describes how he uses biographies and film to introduce students to the role of people involved in the Civil Rights Movement beyond the familiar heroes. He emphasizes the role and experiences of young people in the Movement.

  • Freedom Song

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
    • Film. By Phil Alden Robinson. 2006. 117 min.
      Based on the actual history of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), student activism, and voter registration in McComb, Mississippi, during the Civil Rights Movement.

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