Civil Rights

Are people "born free?" Do governments "give rights" to citizens or do citizens give-up some rights to have "good government?" These are stories about people seeking and achieving their civil rights.

Civil Rights Chapters

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 8-5.1 The impact of Reconstruction, Industrialization, and Progressivism

Civil Rights Story Briefs

American children held jobs in many industries, including the cotton industry during the early 20th century. This girl was a spinner at a South Caroli...

Woodrow Wilson, about to be inaugurated as U.S. President, learns that American women are marching in protest against his stance on female voting righ...

After South Carolina rejoined the Union, African-American males could vote. More blacks were involved in government in South Carolina than in any othe...

Six days after the United States elected Abraham Lincoln to serve as America''s 16th President, South Carolina held a meeting to endorse a call from t...

A pro-Southern political cartoon intended to show that American slaves were better-off than British workers.

Civil Rights Learning Tasks

Analyze How the Author Develops Key Concepts

Analyze Key Concepts or Characters

Identifty Key Ideas or Concepts

Analyze How Complex Characters Develop

Analyze Key Concepts or Characters

Civil Rights Audios

In spite of censorship in her time, Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) remains one of Russia's most-loved poets of the 20th century.

Three days after Anne Frank told "Kitty" about an unsettling conversation with her father - that the Frank family may have to go into hiding somewhere...

Anne Frank, a Jewish girl living with her family in Amsterdam, was thirteen years old during the summer of 1942.  At the time, German forces were...

Jean Valjean is the central character of Victor Hugo's ever-popular Les Miserables, but we don't really "meet him" until "Book Second" of Volume I.

Three days after Anne Frank told "Kitty" about an unsettling conversation with her father - that the Frank family may have to go into hiding somewhere...

Civil Rights Audio Narrations

United Irishmen, attempting to free Ireland from British control, lose a battle at Vinegar Hill.

Germany's Federal Archives contain SS photos from Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Anne Hutchinson, and six of her children, were murdered in a case of mistaken identity.

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