G5-6 Text Set: Civil Rights

February 21, 2019
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963.
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During the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, black Americans sought to end the effects of racism and discrimination by fighting for equal rights under the law. This text set explores the theme of civil rights by looking at some historical figures and events that brought about social justice reforms.

Essential Questions

  1. What are civil rights?

  2. What problems did the civil rights movement address?

  3. Who played an important role in civil rights reform? What did they do? What was their impact?

  4. Why is it important to learn about the civil rights movement? How can we apply lessons from that historical period today?

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