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Title:History now; American history online : The Civil Rights movement

Issue 8, June 2006, of the quarterly journal, History Now; American History Online.

"In this issue, we focus on the modern movement to complete the quest for African American equality: the civil rights movement. The essays ... explore the historical context in which the movement arose and flourished; the social factors that determined its successes and failures; the anonymous activists who sustained the struggle; and the cultural contributions of the movement." Essays include Different Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movements by Anthony Badger, "People Get Ready": Music and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s by Brian Ward, A Local and National Story: the Civil Rights Movement in Post-War Washington, D.C. by Wendell Pritchett, African-American Religious Leadership and the Civil Rights Movement by Clarence Taylor, and The Civil Rights Movement: Major Events and Legacies by James Patterson. Also included in the "From the Teacher's Desk" section are lesson plans for high school, middle school and elementary school levels prepared by experienced teachers. An interactive feature consists of "a jukebox of protest songs."

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials
Subjects:African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (D.C.) | African American civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers--Southern States | African American political activists--United States | African American political activists--Southern States | African American civic leaders--United States | African American civic leaders--Southern States | African American social reformers--United States | African American social reformers--Southern States | African American women--Civil rights--United States | African American women--Civil rights--Southern States | African Americans--Politics and government | African Americans--Education | African Americans--Education--Southern States | African Americans--Politics and government | Segregation--United States | Segregation--Southern States | Segregation in education--United States | Segregation in education--Southern States | School integration--United States | School integration--Southern States | Discrimination in housing--United States | Discrimination in housing--Southern States | Race relations--History--20th century | United States--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | Southern States--Politics and government--20th century | United States--History--20th century | Southern States--History--20th century | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights--Southern States | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Southern States | Civil rights workers--United States | Civil rights workers--Southern States | Discrimination--United States | Discrimination--Southern States | Discrimination in education--United States | Discrimination in education--Southern States | Discrimination in employment--United States | Discrimination in employment--Southern States | Discrimination in public accommodations--United States | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | Discrimination in restaurants--United States | Discrimination in restaurants--Southern States | Social movements--United States | Social movements--Southern States | Social justice--United States | Social justice--Southern States | Music--United States | Music--Southern States | Protest songs--United States | Protest songs--Southern States | Songs--United States | Songs--Southern States | Singers--United States | Singers--Southern States | Singing--United States | Singing--Southern States | African Americans--Music | African Americans--Songs and music | Music, Influence of--United States | Music, Influence of--Southern States | Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century | Washington (D.C.)--Politics and government--20th century | Washington (D.C.)--Social conditions--20th century | Washington (D.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African American religious leaders--United States | African American religious leaders--Southern States | Religion and justice | African Americans--Religion | Laity--United States | Laity--Southern States | Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity | Lesson planning--United States | Direct action--United States | Direct action--Southern States | Nonviolence--United States | Nonviolence--Southern States | Sit-ins--United States | Sit-ins--Southern States | Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965 | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama | Civil rights demonstrations--United States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Voting--United States | Voting--Southern States | Voter registration--United States | Voter registration--Southern States | Suffrage--United States | Suffrage--Southern States | African Americans--Suffrage | African Americans--Suffrage--Southern States | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, Selma, 32.4073589, -87.0211007 | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871 | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, 32.233214, -87.142289 | United States, Alabama, Washington County
Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
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