Teaching the Civil Rights Movement Jeremy M. Lange for The New York TimesThe International Civil Rights Center and Museum opened in 2010 inside a former Woolworth building in Greensboro, N.C. The store was the site of a series of luncheonette “sit-ins” against segregation beginning on Feb. 1, 1960. Go to related article » This month, we asked educators, How Do You Teach the Civil Rights Movement? Celebrating MLK Day Updated: Jan., 2014 In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here is a collection of New York Times, Learning Network and other materials for teaching and learning about Dr. King, the civil rights movement he led and his legacy. Selected Times Resources Martin Luther King, Jr. Comment:Last Updated:5 September, 2014Section:Resources Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. an American Baptist minister changed history through his non-violent approach to tackling race issues in America. He was a key player in the Civil Rights Movement and his campaigns improved the lives of Black citizens of America and the world. His famous “I have a dream” speech still continues to inspire today.
Slavery in America - Black History The South would reach the breaking point the following year, when Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln was elected as president. Within three months, seven southern states had seceded to form the Confederate States of America; four more would follow after the Civil War (1861-65) began. Though Lincoln’s antislavery views were well established, the central Union war aim at first was not to abolish slavery, but to preserve the United States as a nation. Abolition became a war aim only later, due to military necessity, growing anti-slavery sentiment in the North and the self-emancipation of many African Americans who fled enslavement as Union troops swept through the South. Rosa Parks Rosa Parks, born Rosa Louise McCauley (February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005) was a pivotal figure in the fight for civil rights. She was a protester of segregation laws in the US, and her actions led to major reforms (changes), including a Supreme Court ruling against segregation. Arrested for Not Giving up Her Bus Seat to a White Man On December 1, 1955, a Montgomery, Alabama, bus driver ordered Mrs. Parks to give up her seat to a white man.
Civil Rights Movement Heroes for Kids (Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr.) by Borgna Brunner The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s challenged racism in America and made the country a more just and humane society for all. Below are a few of its many heroes. Rosa Parks Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech - American Rhetoric Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. Video Purchase Off-Site audio mp3 of Address [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio. (2)] European Migration: 08/09/2015, Behind the News We're taking you to Europe where right now more than a hundred thousand asylum seekers are arriving each month. Here's Emma to take a closer look at this issue and some of the kids that are caught up in it. EMMA DAVIS, REPORTER: This sight is becoming very common in a lot of European countries. Tens of thousands of asylum seekers, travelling across borders, desperate for a new home. 15-year old Jehad is one of them. He used to live in Syria before he left his home behind. JEHAD: I remember my cousin, my grandmother, grandfather and all my people from my family.