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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On February 1, 1960, four African American college students--Ezell A. Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Kha...
boycott, first amendment, democracy, protest, racism, North Carolina, lunch counter, civil rights movement, NAACP, law, legal, citizenship, sit-in, Greensboro, civil disobedience, equality, civil rights, history, desegregation, Separate but equal, Segregation
Connie, a fictional young girl, witnesses the student sit-ins at the lunchcounter in Greensboror,...
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