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  • 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.

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Radical Vision (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Radical Vision

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
    • Teaching Activity. By Craig Gordon, Urban Dreams, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project. 2003, updated in 2017.
      Lesson to introduce students to the speeches and work of Dr. King beyond “I have a dream.”

  • The Limits of Master Narratives in History Textbooks: An Analysis of Representations of Martin Luther King Jr.

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education
    • Article. By Derrick Alridge. 2006. 25 pages.
      Critique of textbook representation of Martin Luther King Jr. as messiah, embodiment of the Civil Rights Movement, and a moderate.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Beyond Vietnam”

    • Themes: Imperialism, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
    • Film clip. Voices of a People’s History.
      Dramatic reading of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Beyond Vietnam” (1967) speech by Michael Ealy.

  • The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements
    • Book – Non-fiction. By Gary Younge. 2013. 180 pages.
      Chronicle behind “The Speech” and other events surrounding the March on Washington.

  • A Revolution of Values (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • A Revolution of Values

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
    • Teaching Activity. By Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 3 pages.
      Text of speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Vietnam War, followed by three teaching ideas.

  • Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
    • Book – Non-fiction. By Peniel E. Joseph. 2007. 432 pages.
      A narrative history of the Black Power Movement.

  • King Corn: You Are What You Eat

    • Themes: Environment & Food, World History/Global Studies
    • Film. Directed by Aaron Woolf. 2007. 88 minutes.
      Two friends raise one acre of corn to understand how the subsidized crop drives our fast-food nation.

  • There’s Infinitely More to Martin Luther King, Jr. Than ‘I Have a Dream’

  • At the River I Stand

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Labor, Organizing
    • Film. Directed by David Appleby, Allison Graham and Steven Ross. 1993. 58 min.
      Documentary film on the African American sanitation workers’ 1968 fight for human dignity and a living wage in Memphis.

  • Bob Herbert on Nelson Mandela: 1918–2013

    • Themes: Media, Racism & Racial Identity
    • Article. Bob Herbert. Jacobin Magazine. 2013.
      A critique of the “feel good” and “sentimental stick figure” mis-representations of Nelson Mandela and Dr. King in mass media.

  • I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, LGBT, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
    • Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Michael G. Long. By Bayard Rustin. Foreword by Julian Bond. 2012. 276 pages.
      The story of the behind-the-scenes strategist, organizer, and advocate of non-violence, Bayard Rustin.

  • 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.

  • Ladner, Dorie

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship
    • Profile.
      Dorie Ladner (born June 28, 1942) is a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, social worker, and lifelong activist.

  • Apr. 4, 1967: Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers His “Revolution of Values” Speech

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      We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin … the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important

  • Mighty Times: The Children’s March

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
    • Film. By Hudson and Houston. Teaching Tolerance. 2005. 40 minutes.
      This Academy Award-winning documentary film tells the heroic story of the young people in Birmingham, Alabama, who brought segregation to its knees.

  • Richardson, Judy

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Women's History
    • Profile.
      Brief biography of Judy Richardson, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, author, and filmmaker.

  • Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Labor, LGBT, Organizing
    • Film. Produced by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer. 2002. 83 min.
      Documentary about the life of peace, labor, and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.

  • King in Detroit
  • Mar. 14, 1968: King Speaks About the “Other America” in the North

    • While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are typically associated with the South, both spent a great deal of their lives challenging the racism of the Jim Crow North. Yet this part of their history is repeatedly ignored.

  • The Politics of Children’s Literature: What’s Wrong with the Rosa Parks Myth

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Women's History
    • Article. By Herbert Kohl. 6 pages.
      A critical analysis that challenges the myths in children’s books about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

  • Asian Americans and Moments in People’s History | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • Asian Americans and Moments in People’s History

    • Themes: Asian American, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Pacific Islander
    • Profile.
      Brief profiles of people and events from Asian American and Pacific Islander people’s history.

  • Boycott

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
    • Film. By Clark Johnson. 2001. 120 min.
      Dramatic account of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

  • W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb

    • By Vincent Intondi
      When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his strong opposition to the war in Vietnam, the media attacked him for straying outside of his civil rights mandate. In so many words, powerful interests told him: “Mind your own business.” In fact, African American leaders have long been concerned with broad issues of peace and justice—and have especially opposed nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, this activism is left out of mainstream corporate-produced history textbooks.

  • Hubert Harrison

    • Themes: African American
    • Profile. By Jeffrey B. Perry.
      Overview of the life and work scholar and activist Hubert Harrison.

  • Stepping into Selma: Voting Rights History and Legacy Today (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • Stepping into Selma: Voting Rights History and Legacy Today

    • Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing, Social Class
    • Teaching Activity. Teaching for Change. 2015. 20 pages.
      Introductory lesson on key people and events in the long history of the Selma freedom movement.

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