Grade Range: 5-12Resource Type(s): Interactives & MediaDuration: 22 MinutesDate Posted: 1/25/2010
In this series of five short videos, students can watch a museum theater presentation. During the presentation, a fictional composite character from 1960 is conducting a training session for people interested in joining a student sit-in to protest racial segregation. The student speaks about the recent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, and coaches members of the audience in the philosophy and tactics of non-violent direct action.
Multimedia instruction, Museum education
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Interactives & Media
On February 1, 1960, four African American college students--Ezell A. Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Kha...
law, boycott, civil disobedience, protest, Separate but equal, civil rights, history, NAACP, citizenship, North Carolina, lunch counter, desegregation, civil rights movement, Segregation, first amendment, legal, racism, sit-in, equality, Greensboro, democracy
Connie, a fictional young girl, witnesses the student sit-ins at the lunchcounter in Greensboror,...
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