- Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
- Excerpts from the March on Washington, part 3
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- 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
Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States
Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--United States
Social justice--United States
United States--Social conditions
United States--Race relations
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
Government, Resistance to--United States
- Lewis, John, 1940-2020
- United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.89511, -77.03637
- instructional materials
- 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.
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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.
- Contributing Institution:
- WGBH Educational Foundation