Blog Post: A Watched Pot Never Boils

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/4/2020

“With the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing civil unrest, historians, educators, and the general public once again fixated on the “long hot summers” of the 1960s. Where every year, for the latter half of the decade, America was embroiled in widespread violent protest. While this keystone era certainly provides some background for the current historical moment, it is the in-between times which offer greater context to the continuous cycle of oppression, protest, and violence in American history.”

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