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Civil rights protests and dilemmas

By Kristin Post

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Civil rights protests and dilemmas

By Kristin Post

Provided by UNC Libraries / Documenting the American South

In this lesson, students will discuss well-known civil rights protests in the context of personal risk. They will also listen to two oral histories where individuals tell a story about a protest, or personal risk, they took in order to promote equality for African Americans. The timing of these oral histories indicates how long the struggle for civil rights has been. The content indicates the unintended dilemmas that may be caused when an individual acts in protest. This lesson includes teacher’s guides as well as the oral history audio excerpts and transcripts.