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To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King .Jr HD (subtitled) (remastered) The Life of Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. Protests and the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement. Civil Rights Movement: Timeline, Key Events & Leaders. The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States.

Civil Rights Movement: Timeline, Key Events & Leaders

The Civil War had officially abolished slavery, but it didn’t end discrimination against blacks—they continued to endure the devastating effects of racism, especially in the South. By the mid-20th century, African Americans had had more than enough of prejudice and violence against them. They, along with many whites, mobilized and began an unprecedented fight for equality that spanned two decades. Jim Crow Laws During Reconstruction, blacks took on leadership roles like never before. 12 free and printable Black Lives Matter posters from Black artists - Social Good. With the fight for racial justice renewed following the police killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and many other Black people at the hands of officers, showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement and demanding systemic change can be done in many ways.

12 free and printable Black Lives Matter posters from Black artists - Social Good

Whether you're demanding justice at a protest, donating to end police brutality, or furthering your education through books and films, there are plenty of ways to be an effective ally online, at protests, and moving forward. You can also support and amplify the work of Black artists, like a new project from Bulgarian nonprofit group Fine Acts, which brings together activists and creatives for social good campaigns. The group's latest project invited 12 Black artists and typographers to create a collection of 24 posters — "one for each hour of the day with systemic anti-Black racism," according to the organisation — ready to be used in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Hust Wilson. Muralist meticulously writes ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Detroit gallery wall – Motor City Muckraker.

“Black Lives Matter.”

Muralist meticulously writes ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Detroit gallery wall – Motor City Muckraker

It’s a slogan that has inspired a nationwide movement to call attention to the disproportionate number of unarmed black people killed by police. Over the past few days, Miami-based artist Renda Writer has meticulously written the slogan thousands of times in various sizes on a black cinderblock wall behind N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Arts on Forest between Woodward and John R in Detroit. The mural has already become an attraction as word spreads. “Black lives matter – that’s the truth,” Writer, who is white, told me with an infectious smile Saturday afternoon. One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural in Palo Alto ask what more will be done beyond street art. Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of Palo Alto City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant street mural reflecting the global Black Lives Matter movement as seen through the eyes of 16 artists who contributed to the project on Tuesday.

One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural in Palo Alto ask what more will be done beyond street art

"I'm just trying to display history out here, put it in people's faces and make them aware," said Demetris Washington, 29, a Sacramento-based muralist. The latest New Yorker cover pays tribute to black lives lost – Speakeasy News. The June 22 edition of The New Yorker has been released, and the illustrated cover is devoted to the history of violence inflicted on black people in the United States.

The latest New Yorker cover pays tribute to black lives lost – Speakeasy News

Entitled 'Say Their Names', the powerful illustration features George Floyd, the US citizen recently killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. It shows his body imprinted with images of individual victims, placards, scenes from history and pertinent symbolism. February is Black History Month – Speakeasy News. It’s changed names and format several times since 1924, but February is the month when schools, cultural institutions and the general public celebrate the African-Americans whose stories have often been left out of official history books.

February is Black History Month – Speakeasy News

The celebration of black history is credited to Dr Carter G. Woodson, an African-American historian with a doctorate from Harvard, who helped found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915. The ASNLH launched the Negro History and Literature Week in 1924, and by the late 1960s the week had turned into a month.

Why February? Frederick Douglass: Civil Rights Pioneer – Speakeasy News. 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important figures in the fight for the abolition of slavery in the U.S.A: Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass: Civil Rights Pioneer – Speakeasy News

Yet he is often unknown outside of America. Douglass was born in February 1818. He was born Frederick Bailey, a slave, in Maryland, but before the end of his long life in 1895, he would know freedom for himself and fight for it for others. Douglass never knew his father His mother lived on a different plantation, and in any case died when he was young. African American History on the Web – Speakeasy News. This selection of sites and videos is useful for classes on African American history and culture, particularly the civil-rights movement and the Harlem Renaissance America's Library is a minisite from the Library of Congress written for native-speaking children.

African American History on the Web – Speakeasy News

It's very simple and clear. It has sections about WEB Dubois (see our article on the Color Line exhibition), Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Bus Boycott including Rosa Parks. It's usable from A2. School Integration Webpicks – Speakeasy News. Brown v. the Board of Education in 1954 is remembered in the U.S. as a landmark moment in the fight for civil rights.

School Integration Webpicks – Speakeasy News

The segregated school that seven-year-old Linda Brown attended while the case for desegregation made its way through the courts is now a National Park Service Historic Site. These videos and websites are useful for covering this topic in class. This video is from the National Park Service Brown vs Board of Education Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. It's available to watch online, or download. It's subtitled in English, and there is a transcript available. It alternates testimony from the late Mrs Zelma Henderson, one of the 13 parents associated in the Brown v Board of Education case with scripted commentary delivered by two teenagers, one black, one white. The segment from 7:00 to 9:35 is very usable because it gives very concrete examples of how schoolchildren faced discrimination. Teaching with BlacKkKlansman – Speakeasy News. Spike Lee's new film BlacKkKlansman is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a Colorado Springs policeman who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.

This downloadable audio interview with Stallworth is excellent for listening comprehension. The 13-minute interview is a downloadable podcast from the BBC World Service. It's very clear and extracts are understandable from B1. Stallworth explains how he answered an advert in a newspaper offering information about the Klan, which led to the long infiltration investigation, as portrayed in the film (3:47-5:00). Around 8:30 there's an interesting passage about Stallworth's conversations with KKK leader David Duke:"When I started talking to David Duke, I said, 'Aren't you afraid of some smart Alec calling you up pretending to be white, so he could gain information about the Klan? ' Civil Rights: The Montgomery Bus Boycott – Speakeasy News.

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His Life Mattered – Speakeasy News. Widespread protests have again broken out in the U.S.A. after the death of an African-American man in police custody. George Floyd, 46, was arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25 May on suspicion of passing forged money. During his arrest, a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, despite Mr Floyd protesting that he couldn’t breathe. Videos of the incident sparked protests across the country. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third-degree murder and three other officers dismissed.

“I Can’t Breathe” Floyd’s plea that he was being asphyxiated was a grim echo to another case: in 2014, in Staten Island, New York, Eric Garner asphyxiated in a police stranglehold after protesting eleven times that he couldn’t breathe. Protesters about the George Floyd killing have been using the slogan and hashtag “I can’t breathe” in demonstrations. There is an excellent comic report in TOPO magazine on the subject which could be very interesting for your pupils. Kneeling for His Rights – Speakeasy News. NFL American football star Colin Kaepernick brought attention to Black Lives Matter's protests about police brutality towards African Americans with his silent protests, kneeling instead of standing when "The Star-Spangled Banner" played before NFL games. Two years on, Kaepernick has been frozen out of the football league but has won two major human-rights awards for his actions, and is now fronting a new Nike advert. Martin Luther King Slideshow – Speakeasy News.

Mexico Olympics Black Power Protest Video – Speakeasy News.