Biographies of Women Activists

Type: Profile     Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

César Chávez on How It Began

Type: Oral History     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Interview with César Chávez about how the National Farm Worker Association became involved with the Filipino strike against grape growers and organized a march to Sacramento, inspiring future Chicano movement activists.

The Hip-Hop Revolution

Type: Article     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Article by Manning Marable explores the connection between hip-hop and politics, including the development of the “Hip-Hop Coalition,” which to increase voter registration and turnout by African-American and Latino youth.

I Have Not Signed a Treaty with the United States Government

Type: Article     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Poem by Menominee writer, artist, and activist Chrystos.

Murals: Redefining Culture, Reclaiming Identity

Type: Article     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
A powerful essay on the connections among art, identity, and activism, with full color photographs after the article.

South African Unions Struggle for Justice

Type: Lesson     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12
This lesson invites students to imagine themselves as black union activists at the height of the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s and poses them problems that confronted real-life organizers at the time.

What Happened to the Revolt 
of the Black Athlete? A Look Back 30 Years Later

Type: Oral History     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
An interview with Dr. Edwards about his involvement in the 1968 Olympic protest.

Lessons from the Heartland A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City

Type: Book – Non Fiction     Grade Level: Adult
History of public education in Wisconsin with a focus on civil rights struggles. By Barbara Miner, 2012.

Zinn Education Project

Type: Website     Grade Level: 2-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Lessons and other resources for K-12 for teaching peoples history.

Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box

Type: Book – Picture Book     Grade Level: 2-4
Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein. Illustrated by James E. Ransome, 2015. One family's struggle for voting rights in the civil rights era South,

Gallery Walk on the History of Education in Mississippi Through the Lens of Race

Type: Lesson     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Gallery walk on the history of education and race in Mississippi.

Judge Carlton Reeves Offers a Lesson in History

Type: Article     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Statement by Judge Carlton Reeves on history of racism in Mississippi.

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?

Type: Film     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Documentary film and discussion guide about the first African Americans to desegregate the white high school in Batesville, Mississippi in 1967–69.

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

Type: Oral History     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Oral histories from key events of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Excellent classroom resource for middle to high school.

Cross Burning Threatens Black Sorority at Georgia Tech 30 Years Ago

Type: Article     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Janine Gomez, 2015 A member of Georgia Tech's Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historically Black sorority, recounts witnessing 1985 cross burning at her sorority house.

Ella Baker Birthday Celebration in 1978

Type: Primary Document     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Letter of invitation and tribute from an event to honor and support Ms. Ella Baker.

DOVE - Desegregation of Virginia Education

Type: Website     Grade Level: 10-12
Website with collections about the history of Virginia's school desegregation process.

Movers and Movements: Fighting for Social Justice in South Africa

Type: Lesson     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Lesson on the South African freedom struggle for middle and high school students.

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

Type: Book – Biographies     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12
Student-friendly profiles of people who have fought for social justice in U.S. history. By Michele Bolling and Dao X. Tran.

Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching

Type: Book – Teaching Guides     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Deborah Menkart, Alana Murray, and Jenice L. View, 2004 Lessons and articles for K-12 educators on how to go beyond a heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans

Type: Website     Grade Level: 10-12
Vast collection of resources on the Southern Freedom Movement compiled by those who lived it. Includes a bibliography, timelines, photos, primary source documents, and lists of speakers.