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Moving to Oak Park

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Title:Moving to Oak Park

In 1950, Percy Julian and his family moved from Maywood, Illinois, to the nearby, more exclusive neighborhood of Oak Park. This video segment, adapted from NOVA, uses reenactment footage to document the family's move, the resulting bombings and threats, and the support they received from the Oak Park community.

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 The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

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 | Videorecordings
Subjects:Julian, Percy Lavon, 1899-1975 | African American chemists | African American men | African American children--Alabama--Montgomery | African American scientists | African American students | African Americans--Violence against | Intimidation | Arson--Oak Park--Illinois | Discrimination in housing--Illinois | African Americans--Social conditions | African Americans--Economic conditions | Minorities--Education | Equality | Discrimination in education | Chicago Housing Authority | Nova (Television Program) | United States, Illinois, Oak Park | United States, Illinois, Cook County, Maywood, 41.8791979, -87.8431155 | United States, Indiana, Greencastle | United States, Indiana, Putnam County | United States, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, 41.850033, -87.6500523 | United States, Alabama, 32.318231, -86.902298
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Forgotten Genius (PBS) | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
Rights and Usage:

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.

Forms part of: Nova (PBS Television Series).

Media permitted use: Download and share.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/pj07/soc/civil/people/oakpark/index.html