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Civil Rights Oral History: Larry Rubin
Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Duration: 5 minutes
Date Posted: 3/31/2014
In this series of three short videos, civil rights activist and former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee staffer Larry Rubin speaks about his experiences in Mississippi during 1964 Freedom Summer and at the March on Washington in 1963. He shares the affect of the disappearances of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney on the Freedom Summer volunteers and discusses the challenges that the civil rights movement was not able to address. This video series was produced in conjunction with the National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
Historical Thinking Standard 3: Historical Analysis and Interpretation
3B: Consider multiple perspectives.
3C: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships.
3D: Draw comparisons across eras and regions in order to define enduring issues.
3E: Distinguish between unsupported expressions of opinion and informed hypotheses grounded in historical evidence.
3F: Compare competing historical narratives.
3G: Challenge arguments of historical inevitability.
3H: Hold interpretations of history as tentative.
3I: Evaluate major debates among historians.
3J: Hypothesize the influence of the past.