Segregated Schools Before Brown vs. Board of Education
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Segregated Schools Before Brown vs. Board of Education

"A Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School" provides teachers with a touchstone to convey important concepts in American history ...
Grades 9-12
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Hudson West
The Road to Brown
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The Road to Brown

In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were unconstitutional, challenging centuries of legalized segregation in America and ...
Grades 9-12
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WGBH
Brown: A Landmark Case
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Brown: A Landmark Case

The Supreme Court's 1954 landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education declared segregated schools unconstitutional and overturned the "separate but equal" doctrine established ...
Grades 6-12
Black Spaces in White America
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Black Spaces in White America

Through class discussion and film analysis, students explore the ways in which African Americans created their own spaces (“Black Spaces”) in “White America,” and the ...
Grades 9-12
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Hudson West
Implementing Brown
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Implementing Brown

This video segment reveals conflicting views of President Eisenhower's response to the Brown v. Board of Education ruling against segregated schools. NAACP attorney Constance ...
Grades 6-12
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American Experience
Charlotte Hawkins Brown
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Charlotte Hawkins Brown

In 1902, during the worst years of Jim Crow segregation, Charlotte Hawkins Brown founded the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina. This segment from The ...
Grades 9-12
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WNET
Indian Boarding Schools: Assimilation Through Education
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Indian Boarding Schools: Assimilation Through Education

This primary resource set includes images, videos, and documents which tell the complex tale of the efforts to assimilate Native ...
Grades 9-12
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Library of Congress
Charles Hamilton Houston: Laying the Groundwork for Integration
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Charles Hamilton Houston: Laying the Groundwork for Integration

Charles Hamilton Houston, former dean ...
Grades 9-12
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WNET
Simple Justice 4: Arguing the Fourteenth Amendment
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Simple Justice 4: Arguing the Fourteenth Amendment

In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled that segregated public facilities did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause ...
Grades 6-12
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American Experience
Getting an Education
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Getting an Education

This video segment, adapted from NOVA, uses reenactment footage to chronicle the education of Percy Julian, the African American chemist who pioneered the development of ...
Grades 6-12
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NOVA
Simple Justice 3: The Trial Begins
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Simple Justice 3: The Trial Begins

After decades of fighting for equal education, the NAACP's legal struggle came before the United States Supreme Court. The ...
Grades 6-12
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American Experience
Simple Justice 6: Justice Warren Reads the Decision
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Simple Justice 6: Justice Warren Reads the Decision

When Brown v. Board of Education was first heard in 1952, the Supreme Court was so divided that the justices ...
Grades 6-12
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American Experience
Simple Justice 5: Marshall's Closing Statement
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Simple Justice 5: Marshall's Closing Statement

In this video segment, NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall summarizes the reasons why the Supreme Court should outlaw segregation in public ...
Grades 6-12
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American Experience
Montana Mosaic: The Promise of Indian Boarding Schools
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Montana Mosaic: The Promise of Indian Boarding Schools

Assimilation was seen as a major "problem" as reservations were developed and treaties were written.  Thinking that children, rather than ...
Grades 6-9
Booker T. Washington: An Education
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Booker T. Washington: An Education

After Reconstruction ended in the South and the difficulties of transitioning from slavery to emancipation became painfully clear, many southern ...
Grades 9-12
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WNET
Educating the ‘Whole Child’: Then and Now
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Educating the ‘Whole Child’: Then and Now

For a seventy-­year period, when America cared little about the education of African Americans, and discrimination was law and ...
Grades 9-12
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Hudson West
Charles Hamilton Houston and His Legal Challenge Against Jim Crow
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Grades 9-12
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WNET
Current Events in Ferguson: The Michael Brown Shooting
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Current Events in Ferguson: The Michael Brown Shooting

Use these videos and handouts from PBS Newshour Extra to address the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting ...
Grades 7-12
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PBS NewsHour
The Abolitionists - John Brown Gathers his Arsenal
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The Abolitionists - John Brown Gathers his Arsenal

John Brown put little stock in the idea of abolition through peaceful means. In 1855, he gathered his arsenal and ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
We the People
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We the People

Developed by the California-based Center for Civic Education, We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is the largest civic education program in the country ...
Grades 13+
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Classroom Close-Up
Simple Justice 2: Social Science Evidence
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Simple Justice 2: Social Science Evidence

In this video segment, African American psychologist Dr. Kenneth B. Clark conducts his famous "doll test," designed to gather social ...
Grades 6-12
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American Experience