North Carolina


Take a Seat -- Make a Stand

Type: Book – Non Fiction     Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
A middle school chapter book about the life of Sarah Keys Evans who resisted segregation on a bus in 1952..

Sarah Louise Keys

Type: Profile     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
In 1952, Sarah Louise Keys (in the Army) refused to move when asked to give up her seat for a white Marine.

Counter Histories: Documenting the Struggle to Desegregate Southern Restaurants

Type: Website     Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Documentary website on the sit-in movement in five southern cities.

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.

As Fast As Words Could Fly

Type: Book – Picture Book     Grade Level: 2-4, 5-6
Pamela M. Tuck, 2013 Set in 1960s North Carolina, how a family and community challenge racism where they work, shop, and go to school.

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Type: Book Fiction     Grade Level: 2-4
Carole Boston Weatherford, 2007 Historical fiction in an upper elementary picture book about the Greensboro sit-ins.

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.