Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 6 pages.
Lessons to accompany the 1985 video “Sun City” that promoted the cultural boycott of South Africa initiated by Little Steven van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E St. Band.
Article. By Adam Sanchez. If We Knew Our History series. 2016.
Too often, students are taught that the Civil Rights Movement ended in 1965 with passage of the Voting Rights Act. It didn’t. Adam Sanchez argues that it is essential to teach the long, grassroots history of the Civil Rights Movement in order to help students think about today’s movements for racial justice.
Book – Non-fiction. Danny Schechter. 2013. 272 pages.
Companion book to the 2013 film about Nelson Mandela, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Book – Non-fiction. By Juan González and Joseph Torres. 2011. 256 pages.
The history of media in the United States, through the lens of race.
Book – Fiction. By Diana Cohn and illustrated by Francisco Delgado. 2008. 31 pages.
A children’s book based on the true story of the Justice for Janitors strike.
Book – Fiction. By Sherman Alexie. 2007. 288 pages.
Coming-of-age-tale set on Spokane Indian Reservation.
Book – Fiction. By Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Eric Velasquez. 1993. 256 pages.
When the South African government forces a village to relocate, young protesters, who do not have the freedom of speech, organize a march against apartheid.
Book – Fiction. Edited by Nikki Giovanni. 2008. 80 pages and CD.
A celebration of poetry with a beat. Includes CD with selected recordings of poems and historical background.
Book – Fiction. By Marge Pellegrino. 2009. 250 pages.
Historical fiction for young adult readers about the experience of Central American refugees and the long journey north.
Book – Fiction. By Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Eric Velasquez. 1988. 96 pages.
A brother and sister take their sick sibling to the city of Johannesburg to get their mother at work, and come to understand the struggle for freedom and dignity taking place in South Africa.
Book – Non-fiction. By Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Ekua Holmes. 2015. 45 pages.
Illustrated biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, an unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement.
Film. Haskell Wexler. 2000. 86 minutes.
The Los Angeles Bus Riders Union’s triumphant struggle to win better service.
Film. Directed by Icíar Bollaín and written by Paul Laverty. 2010. 103 minutes.
As a crew shoots a film about Columbus’ genocide, local people in Cochabamba, Bolivia rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Film. By Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller. 1990. 47 min.
Documentary of people targeted by the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) in the 1960s and 70s.
Film. Directed by Connie Field. 2007. 89 minutes.
Episode that covers the anti-apartheid movement in the U.S. to overturn apartheid in South Africa.