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Burke Marshall

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Creator:Eyes on the Prize (PBS)
Creator:Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Libraries. Special Collections
Creator:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Creator:Marshall, Burke, 1922-
Title:Burke Marshall

Instructional Web page recommended for grades nine through twelve featuring a transcript of an "Eyes on the Prize" interview with former assistant attorney general Burke Marshall. As an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, Burke Marshall played a key role in the federal government's efforts to desegregate the South. Representing the presidential administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, Marshall mediated conflicts between civil rights protesters and southern white officials. In this interview, Marshall recalls the 1961 Freedom Rides and the 1962 desegregation of the University of Mississippi.

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.

Grade range: 9-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: Re-Examining Brown.

Transcript of an interview.

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 | Interviews | Resource units | Teaching guides | Transcripts | Text
Subjects:Marshall, Burke, 1922- | Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | Meredith, James, 1933- --Trials, litigation, etc. | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998 | Barnett, Ross R. (Ross Robert), 1898-1987 | Attorneys general--United States | African Americans--Segregation | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--United States | African American college students--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Violence against | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Sit-ins--Southern States | Direct action--United States | Segregation | Discrimination in public accommodations--Southern States | Minorities--Education | Intimidation--Mississippi | United States--Race relations | Interstate Commerce Commission (U.S.) | Alabama National Guard | Children's Crusade, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | Project C, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | Freedom Rides, 1961 | University of Mississippi | Eyes on the Prize (Television program) | College integration--Mississippi--Oxford | United States. Dept. of Justice. Civil Rights Division | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | Government, Resistance to--Southern States | Federal state controversies--Southern States | Federal-city relations--Southern States | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:WGBH Educational Foundation
Original Material:

Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries, Saint Louis, Missouri.

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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/iml04.soc.ush.civil.marshall/