The Role of the Youth in the Civil Rights Movement
Young people played a pivotal role in the struggle for equality in our country and, in some cases, they inadvertently catalyzed a movement through their untimely and tragic deaths. Placed in chronological order, these resources document the children and teens that dared to sound the alarm, alerting a nation to the injustices black people were facing. Meet the young freedom fighters and see interviews as they recall their experiences today. Through interactive features, primary source materials, lesson plans and articles, we hope to inspire your students to think critically about how their own actions can contribute to a more equitable future.