Lesson

Civil Rights in South Carolina

Lesson Overview

Analyze the movement for civil rights in South Carolina, including the impact of the landmark court cases Elmore v. Rice and Briggs v. Elliot; civil rights leaders Septima Poinsette Clark, Modjeska Monteith Simkins, and Matthew J. Perry; the South Carolina school equalization effort and other resistance to school integration; peaceful efforts to integrate beginning with colleges and demonstrations in South Carolina such as the Friendship Nine and the Orangeburg Massacre.  

Duration
2-3 hours
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

Based on evidence provided, how did most white South Carolinians react to the 1954 Brown v. Board decision and school integration?