Picturing the Civil Rights Movement: Photographs by Charles Moore

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites, Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 60 minutes
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

This learner resource includes a 26 minute documentary where Charles Moore explains the context of many of his most famous civil rights images. Then, students examine the images and think about the importance of photojournalism to the civil rights movement. Finally, students are presented with Andy Warhol's image based on a Charles Moore photograph and asked to consider why certain images remain culturally significant.

Guiding questions for this collection include:
-How does seeing visual images of news events affect one differently than reading about them? Why?
-How did the photographs in this collection impact the outcome of the Civil Rights Movement?
-What makes some images more compelling than others?
-Does photojournalism have a similar impact today?