Descendants of African-Americans who began their lives in America as kidnapped slaves were then deprived of civil rights by "Jim Crow" laws. Leaders inspired others to overcome racial prejudice and legal obstacles. These stories highlight the ups and downs of black history.
It started on 7 March 1965 when a civil rights march, from Selma to Montgomery, turns violent. MLK gets involved and leads the second attempt (on 9 March 1965). It wasn't until a Court Order was entered that the marchers could continue.
Part 2 of Stefan Sharff's documentary on the Selma-to-Montgomery civil-rights march.
Bobby Kennedy delivered calming words which maintained the peace despite the tragic loss of MLK. He gave an emotional, extemporaneous speech in Indianapolis, announcing the death of MLK, and kept the crowd calm despite telling them the terrible news of Dr. King's assassination.
Mahalia Jackson sings "We Shall Overcome" during her European Tour of 1971. She is in failing health when she gives this performance.
"Red Tails" is a LucasFilm movie inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen and their days of combat action: Terrence Howard portrays a character based on Lt.
On the 28th of August, 1963, Dr. King gives a speech following a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C. Describing the gathering, in which people demand equal rights for blacks and whites, as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation, Dr. King delivers some of his most-famous words.
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.5 Compare Industrial development in South Carolina to the rest of the United States
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.4 Summarize the policies and actions of South Carolina's political leadership implementing discriminatory laws tha...
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.3 Successes and Failures of Reconstruction in South Carolina
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.2 Describe the economic impact of Reconstruction on South Carolina in each of the various social classes
Determining point of view
Analyzing the use of source material
Analyzing and evaluating an argument
Identifying Common Character Traits from Several Sources
Character Traits of Heros
Thomas ("Daddy") Rice created a character ("Jim Crow") which he incorporated into his popular minstrel show.
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was born 21 years after the United States Supreme Court declared that "separate but equal" - between whites and people of...
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., was an African-American hero who was also a leader in wartime aviation history.
Bass Reeves, a former slave who became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, understood several Native-American languages.
Sickened by the slave trade, William Wilberforce begins a 20-year quest to end the practice.
Audio narration of “Meet the Red Tails,” a chapter in an Awesome Story about "Red Tails" and the Tuskegee Airmen who flew the "Red Tail" missions.
Audio narration of “Red Tail Escorts,” a chapter in an Awesome Story about "Red Tails" and the Tuskegee Airmen who flew the "Red Tail" missions.
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