Guide

Civil Rights Historical Investigations

Use this resource to help students study three major moments in the development of the civil rights movement in the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s.
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Guide

Language

English — US

Subject

  • History
  • Racism
  • Human & Civil Rights

In Civil Rights Historical Investigations, students trace the development of the civil rights movement in the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s. They focus on three of the movement's major events: the murder and trial of Emmett Till, voter discrimination in the South, and the struggle over school desegregation in Boston. By analyzing primary documents, developing historical claims, and drawing connections to their own lives, students actively engage in this important history.

African-American protesters picketing against Boston school segregation in 1963.
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Civil Rights Historical Investigations

Date of Publication: January 2010

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