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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, 4, 5

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Type
Ruth and the Green Book
Ruth and the Green Book

Lesson

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
Bloody Sunday | Road Trip

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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...
Native Americans | Road Trip
Native Americans | Road Trip

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John Trudell, a Native American activist, talks about an often overlooked group of people. Trudell shares how Native Americans fit into the fight for civil rights. Connections, P.A. Bennett, ETV, 2002
Brown v. Board of Education | Road Trip
Brown v. Board of Education | Road Trip

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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...
Leading the Struggle | Road Trip
Leading the Struggle | Road Trip

Video

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...
Civil Rights Organizations | Road Trip
Civil Rights Organizations | Road Trip

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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...
Jenkins Orphanage Band | Road Trip
Jenkins Orphanage Band | Road Trip

Video

Lonnie Hamilton and Joey Morant recall their experiences in the Jenkins Orphanage Band. Today, the Jenkins Orphanage Band no longer has a band to support foster kids at the orphanage, but the...
Penn Center History | Road Trip
Penn Center History | Road Trip

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Joseph McDomick, Jr., former Penn Center project supervisor for over thirty years, talks about the history of the Penn Center. A history that began with the Port Royal Experiment in 1862 and the...