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Standard 3-5.5

3-5.5 Summarize the development of economic, political, and social opportunities of African Americans in South Carolina, including the end of Jim Crow laws; the desegregation of schools (Briggs v. Elliott) and other public facilities; and efforts of Af...

Grade(s): 3

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Ruth and the Green Book
Ruth and the Green Book


This lesson introduces students to the difficulties faced by African Americans during the middle twentieth century. Using the book Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, students learn...

Bloody Sunday | Road Trip


Civil Rights leaders try to desegregate the most racist capital in the nation, Birmingham, Alabama. On "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965, some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S...
Civil Rights Organizations | Road Trip


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ( NAACP ) was the major civil rights organization in South Carolina. Several other organizations such as Student Nonviolent Coordinating...
Leading the Struggle | Road Trip


There were several key leaders during the Civil Rights Movement. Despite visible leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and John F. Kennedy, young people played a major role in...
Brown v. Board of Education | Road Trip


The Plessy v. Ferguson decision set the precedent that "separate" facilities for blacks and whites were constitutional as long as they were "equal." In 1954, the Brown v. Board of Education case...
Minority Business | Road Trip


In 1974, Henry J. Clark received his Residential Building and Remodeling State License for South Carolina, one of the first for Native Americans in this state. He built and sold many houses and...