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.
How could historical events during the Civil Rights Movement and before help explain the continuing problems of race relations in the 21st century?
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Computer/Tablets with internet access
Contains Abusive Language , Violence
- USHC-8 The student will demonstrate an understanding of social, economic and political issues in contemporary America.
- In the recent past, political views in the United States have embraced both conservative and liberal perspectives. To make informed political decisions about contemporary issues, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the follo...
Lesson Created By: PBS Media - Lesson extension by Lisa Ray and Lewis Huffman
Lesson Partners: PBS LearningMedia