- Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
- Brown reactions : Zora Neale Hurston
- Contributor to Resource:
- Hurston, Zora Neale
- Date of Original:
- African American women authors
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.
Discrimination in education--United States
Segregation in education--Law and legislation--United States
United States--Race relations
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc.
- Hurston, Zora Neale--Political and social views
Brown, Oliver, 1918-1961
- United States, 39.76, -98.5
- instructional materials
- 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.
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- Rights Holder:
- 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.
- Contributing Institution:
- WGBH Educational Foundation