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Excerpts from the March on Washington, part 3

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Title:Excerpts from the March on Washington, part 3

Instructional Web page recommended for grades six through twelve featuring SNCC's John Lewis's speech. John Lewis, heard here in this live recording from the 1963 March on Washington, was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) who helped trigger a new activism among college students. Of all the March on Washington speeches, Lewis's was considered the most controversial for its criticism of the government.

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: 6-12.

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 | Speeches | Sound recordings | MovingImage | Text
Subjects:Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21- | Protest marches--Washington (D.C.) | Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (D.C.) | African Americans--Washington (D.C.) | African American civil rights workers | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | African Americans--Violence against | Civil rights movements--United States | Equality | Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--United States | Nonviolence--United States | Social justice--United States | United States--Social conditions | United States--Race relations | Intimidation--Southern States | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963 | African Americans--Politics and government | African Americans--Economic conditions | Poverty--United States | Government, Resistance to--United States | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
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.

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