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10 Lessons

Before Rosa Parks: Susie King Taylor

The title “Before Rosa Parks” loosely links a number of lessons that address African-American women who were active in the fight for civil and human rights before the 1950s. This lesson highlights Susie King Taylor, the only black woman who wrote a narrative about her experiences working with soldiers during the Civil War.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Social Justice Domain
July 6, 2009

Violence Prevention

Civil rights leader Malcolm X now appears in many history books and has been the hero of a feature film, but very few sources actually delve into the forms of leadership and resistance to oppression that Malcolm X advocated in the last year of his life.
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Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
July 6, 2009

Bayard Rustin: The Fight for Civil and Gay Rights

This lesson centers on the invaluable work and activism of Bayard Rustin. Rustin was not only dedicated to orchestrating the civil rights movement; he was also one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest advisors, and the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.
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Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Social Justice Domain
January 22, 2013

The Color of Law: Developing the White Middle Class

This lesson is the third and final lesson of the series The Color of Law: The Role of Government in Shaping Racial Inequity. In this lesson, students examine policies that supported and cultivated the creation of the white middle class and the practices that excluded black and nonwhite people from economic development.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
October 10, 2019
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