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Decision in the streets

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Title:Decision in the streets

In the early 1960s, students from the University of California, Berkeley, and other civil rights activists formed the Ad Hoc Committee to End Racial Discrimination and took to the streets of San Francisco to protest racial inequality and unfair hiring practices. This video segment recalls their demonstrations of 1963-64.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

A transcript of the Quicktime movie is available.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 9-12.

Lesson plans in Teachers Domain using this resource: Campaigns for Economic Freedom.

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 | Teaching guides | Resource units | Transcripts | Videorecordings | MovingImage
Subjects:African Americans--Civil rights--California--San Francisco | Civil rights workers--California--San Francisco | Boycotts--California--San Francisco | Civil rights demonstrations--California--San Francisco | Civil rights movements--California--San Francisco | Discrimination in employment--California--San Francisco | Minorities--Employment | Minorities--Education | Equality--California | California--Race relations | African American women--California--San Francisco | African American men--California--San Francisco | Picketing--California | Blacks--Social conditions | Blacks--Segregation | Ad Hoc Committee to End Racial Discrimination | Sheraton-Palace Hotel (San Francisco) | Oakland Tribune | United States, California, San Francisco, 37.77493, -122.419416 | United States, California, San Francisco County, 37.7782251, -122.4424955
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/iml04.soc.ush.civil.decsts/