The Civil Rights Movement

 

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Montgomery, Alabama
The Birth of the Civil Rights Movement

 

Documents

Audio/Video
   

The Bill of Rights with the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution
https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript#toc-the-u-s-bill-of-rights

Brown vs. Board of Education (1954)
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=87

I have a dream (Dr. Martin Luther King; 17:28 min.))

Text of the speech
http://www.holidays.net/mlk/speech.htm
Civil Rights Act (1964)
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=97

 

The Voting Rights Act (1965)
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=100

Report to the American People on Civil Rights (President John F. Kennedy, The White House, June 11, 1963; 13:41 min.))

The Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=47

 

Japanese Relocation Order (1942)
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=74

The Age Discrimination Act (1975)
https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/discrimination/agedisc

Americans With Disabilities Act (1990)
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/history/35th/1990s/ada.html

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the
Civil Rights Act of 1964
(4:48 min.)

Malcolm X Speaks About Civil Rights (3:02 min.)

Martin Luther King

Rosa Parks


Martin Luther King: The legacy of a leader
(with slide show, biography, speeches, quiz by Scholastic; also see Lesson Plans)
http://teacher.scholastic.com/rosa/index.htm

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

 The Civil Rights Movement

 


 

Rosa Parks: How I fought for civil rights
(with lesson plans and activities from Scholastic)
http://teacher.scholastic.com/rosa/index.htm

 


Rosa Parks' story with glossed text -- interview with students
http://teacher.scholastic.com/rosa/sittingdown.htm

   
   "The Rosa Parks Story" Full Movie (~ 1 hr 20 min.)
   
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: July 17, 2018
Christine Bauer-Ramazani