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Charlton Heston (1923-2008) is associated with BEN-HUR, PLANET OF THE APES, opposition to the Vietnam War when he was younger, and with Ronald Reagan and the National Rifle Association when he was older.The latter overshadowed his active participation in the civil rights movement during the 1960s. In August 1963, for example, Heston took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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Mugshots of Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961. I love their faces and the range of emotions. All the tiny and not so tiny smiles, as if they know something. I wonder if they knew they'd win.

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Civil Rights Background Study - Paired Fiction and Poetry

Naomi and Wash were both experienced prejudice. They looked down upon by the white authorities and community members.

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Rosa Parks quote: People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Link to her biography on Black History: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks

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from Slate Magazine

Inspiring Civil Rights Images That Led Us to Victory Tuesday.

Civil Rights Movement In America | ... Photos That Paved the Way for Tuesday’s Civil Rights Victories

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from Mail Online

Time of change: Remarkable black-and-white pictures from 1960s bring to life historical events and intimate moments from the civil rights era

Ch.25 "To Maycomb, Tom's death was typical. Typical of a Negro to cut and run." (322) Race

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Police use dogs to quell civil unrest in Birmingham, Ala., in May 1963. Birmingham's police commissioner "Bull" Connor also allowed fire hoses to be turned on young civil rights demonstrators. These measures set off a backlash of sentiment that rejuvenated the flagging civil rights movement.

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from confessionsofateachingjunkie.com

Hooray for Historical Fiction!

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources! Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE! Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights. Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

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