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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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Black and white medium shot of civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, in middle age. She stands before a backdrop with historic photographs of civil rights activists. Text on image reads, "This is her story."
Standing Up for Freedom
Episode 1
13 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Closeup of the front of the Supreme Court building. Statues and stairs lead to the west entry door of the building. A series of columns support the building's pediment. Text on image reads, "Thanks to the Civil Rights Act."
Standing Up for Freedom
Episode 2
17 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8

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    Anonymous (Paxton, MA)
    July 8th, 2024 at 03:07 PM

    I would like to use it in the future. It matches the curriculum.