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A Time for Justice: America's Civil Rights Movement

38 minutes 53 seconds

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim captures the spirit of the civil rights movement through historical footage and the voices of those who participated in the struggle. Students are able to witness firsthand the movement’s most dramatic moments-the bus boycott in Montgomery, the school crisis in Little Rock, the violence in Birmingham and the triumphant 1965 march for voting rights. Use of racial epitaphs and some violence.

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Runtime: 38 minutes 53 seconds

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    michael k. (manhasset, NY)
    April 13th, 2022 at 07:38 AM

    Great synopsis of civil rights highlights for high school students!

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    Taela T. (Houston, MO)
    February 9th, 2022 at 07:34 AM

    I am so glad that I was able to show this documentary to my students. It was useful in prefacing the historical background of a novel we are about to read and it allowed for civilized dialogue. The Civil Rights Movement, as well as other historical events, are so important for our own understanding on how to make a better future for everyone.

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    Melissa L. (Los Angeles, CA)
    May 21st, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    This feature is helpful for ALL my students with diverse abilities.

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    Bridget C. T. (Las Vegas, NV)
    December 20th, 2017 at 01:12 AM

    Worth watching it. Suitable for the history class.

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    Iric M. (Cimarron, KS)
    February 23rd, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    This is a must watch video for learning about the early Civil Rights Movement.

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    Jillian G. (Colchester, CT)
    May 13th, 2015 at 07:10 AM

    Awesome job of subtitles which aid in student understanding.