The Borning Struggle

The Borning Struggle: An Interview with Bernice Johnson Reagon

Type: Oral History     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Through the story of the growth of the Civil Rights Movement in one town—Albany, Georgia—students get an insider’s perspective on how and why people got involved in the Movement, the collaboration and tension between groups, and the impact the Movement had on the town and its people.

One Person, One Vote

Type: Website     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Documentary website on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

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.

In Their Own Voice: Oral Histories Collected by the Library of Congress

Type: Oral History     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Oral history interviews by Civil Rights Movement veterans.

Foot Soldiers: Class of 1964

Type: Film     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12
Documentary about women in the Spelman College class of 1964 who participated in civil rights protests in Atlanta. 2012

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.

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

Type: Book – Picture Book     Grade Level: pre-K-1, 2-4
Paula Young Shelton, 2009 Beautifully illustrated book for young children by classroom teacher about growing up in 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.