Out of the Shadows | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students view video clips from the film Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise covering the strengths and weaknesses of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, as well as the impact of the Black Power movement on civil rights. They also explore Martin Luther King, Jr.’s controversial trip to Chicago that exposed racism and institutional segregation in the North.

Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

How could historical events during the Civil Rights Movement and before help explain the continuing problems of race relations in the 21st century?

Lesson Created By: PBS Media - Lesson extension by Lisa Ray and Lewis Huffman

Lesson Partners: PBS LearningMedia