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Standing Up for Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement in America

17 minutes 29 seconds

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From the fight to abolish slavery in the 1800s to the efforts to stop segregation in the 1900s, this program chronicles the civil rights movement in America. Students will learn about the courageous leaders of the abolitionist movement and the importance of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. Viewers will come to understand how the protests led by civil rights activists battled discrimination and helped people throughout the United States gain equal treatment. Part of the "Standing Up for Freedom" series.

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Standing Up for Freedom
Episode 1
14 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Standing Up for Freedom
Episode 2
18 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 8