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Primary level: Black History Month

Students will learn about African American leaders in United States history.

Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Pioneers of School Integration

Students put themselves in the shoes of the students who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.

Civil Rights Movement

Discrimination and the Civil Rights Era

Famous Person: Rosa Louis Parks

Who is the woman many call, “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement?” Her name is Rosa Parks. She was also awarded the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal and the Martin Luther King, Jr. nonviolent-peace prize. In 1984, Rosa Parks was given the Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage award. Where did this legacy begin?

Rosa Parks Changed the Rules

Students will learn about Rosa Parks and respond upon hearing her story.