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Resources for Teaching about Martin Luther King Jr.
and the Civil Rights Movement

A Revolution of Values
"Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism."
Text of speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Vietnam War,
followed by three teaching ideas.
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'Is This America?': 50 Years Ago Sharecroppers Challenged Mississippi Apartheid, LBJ, and the Nation
By Julian Hipkins III and Deborah Menkart
In August 1964, Mississippi sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer gripped the nation with her televised testimony of being forced from her home and brutally beaten for attempting to exercise her constitutional right to vote. Continue reading
Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film
By Emilye Crosby
There is a "people's history" of Selma that we all can learn from----one that is needed especially now. Continue reading
New Issue of Rethinking Schools
New Book on Bottom-Up History
New Directions for Education Activists
The new Winter 2014/2015 issue includes: teaching about #BlackLivesMatter; dealing with the unexpected in a role play; teaching labor history in a right-to-work state; the campaign for artful resistance to standardized testing; and much more!
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Doing History from the Bottom Up:
On E.P. Thompson, Howard Zinn,
and Rebuilding the Labor Movement
from Below
By Staughton Lynd
Lynd taught history with Howard Zinn at Spelman, coordinated the Mississippi Freedom Schools, and currently runs a people's history study group with prisoners in Ohio.
Read more.
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