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Brown reactions : Zora Neale Hurston

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Creator:Hurston, Zora Neale
Title:Brown reactions : Zora Neale Hurston

Instructional Web page recommended for grades six through twelve featuring a letter to the editor of the Orlando Sentinel from African American author Zora Neale Hurston on the Brown decision. When the United States Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in 1954, newspaper editorials and other written commentary reflected a nation's divided response. This collection of primary source documents captures the range of opinions about the Court's ruling.

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

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.

Collection funded by: Opensource.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans in Teachers Domain using this resource: Re-Examining Brown.

Part of the Series "Brown Reactions" : Black Educators -- Editorials -- Judge Brady -- Zora Neale Hurston.

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 | Editorials | Text
Subjects:Hurston, Zora Neale--Political and social views | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | African American women authors | African Americans--Segregation | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Minorities--Education | Discrimination in education--United States | Segregation in education--Law and legislation--United States | United States--Race relations | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors: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.

Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/osi04.soc.ush.civil.zora/