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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
By | October 18, 2009

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.

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Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching
By | May 2, 2005

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.

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Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case
By | September 27, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. By Chris Crowe. 128 pages. 2003.
Photos and narrative for high school students.

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Mississippi Trial, 1955
By | June 28, 2005

Book – Fiction. By Chris Crowe. 2003. 240 pages.
Historical fiction about the murder of Emmett Till for high school students.

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Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1985
By | October 20, 2004

Film. Produced by Henry Hampton. Blackside. 1987. 360 min.
Comprehensive documentary history of the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Murder of Emmett Till
By | June 5, 2004

Film. Produced and directed by Stanley Nelson. 2003. 60 min.
Documentary on the murder of teenager Emmett Till and the actions of Mamie Till Bradley which helped launch the modern Civil Rights Movement.

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Joan Baez and Bob Dylan at the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.

The Death of Emmett Till
By | November 1, 2003

Song. By Bob Dylan. 1963.
Ballad on the death of Emmett Till.

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