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  • De facto vs. de jure segregation: This lesson will help students understand the difference between de facto and de jure segregation. Students will listen to three oral history excerpts and discuss the experiences of segregation described in each. As a follow-up activity, students will brainstorm solutions to both de facto and de jure segregation.
  • The Greensboro sit-ins: Contemporary newspaper coverage of the Greensboro sit-ins, February 1, 1960. Includes historical background and commentary.
  • Wanted: Picketers: Advertisement for picketers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1960, to protest discrimination by local businesses. The flyer outlines reasons for picketing and rules for nonviolent protest. Includes historical background and commentary.

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A visit to this museum located on the hallowed grounds of Montford Point Camp of Jacksonville, North Carolina will open the eyes of your students to the history of the African American Marines who served with courage and pride from 1942 to 1949. The mission of the museum is to capture the unique history of these men through photographs, documents, papers, and artifacts.

The museum is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am to 2:00pm, 4:00pm to 7:00 pm. Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call (910) 450-1340 to schedule viewings for groups.