The Civil Rights Movement in America, 1945-1975 CLICK TO VIEW (SOURCE: teachersdomain.org)

The Civil Rights Movement in America, 1945-1975 CLICK TO VIEW (SOURCE: teachersdomain.org)

Elizabeth Eckford is met with jeers as she enters Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. (National Park Service)

Elizabeth Eckford is depicted in this photograph taken by Will Counts in 1957. It is one of the top 100 photographs of the 20th century, according to the Associated Press. Hazel Massery is the Caucasian girl seen yelling as Eckford attempted to enter the school on her first day. Grace Lorch on the right side of the photo, was Eckford’s escort and rescued her from the mob

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Rosa Parks’ Historic Refusal: READ AND DISCUSS (SOURCE: PRIMARY SOURCESeduplace.com)Source: © Bettman/CORBIS  (CLICK ON AND LEARN MORE)
Rosa Parks’ Historic Refusal (© Bettman/CORBIS )

NORTH CAROLINA — A black man drinks at a segregated water fountain. PHOTO: Elliott Erwitt

ROSA PARKS BUS: THE STORY BEHIND THE BUS (SOURCE: hfmgv.org- THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM)

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, in which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating, took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956, and is regarded as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation in the U.S. On December 1, 1955, four days before the boycott began, Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, refused to yield her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus. She was arrested and fined.

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READ ARTICLE:The Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement (SOURCE: rosapark.com)

LESSON PLAN: Rosa Louis Parks (SOURCE: teacherlink.ed.usu.edu)

ROSA PARKS

By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States. The leaders of the local black community organized a bus boycott that began the day Parks was convicted of violating the segregation laws. Led by a young Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the boycott lasted more than a year—during which Parks not coincidentally lost her job—and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional. Over the next half-century, Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation.

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BLACK HISTORY Timeline (SOURCE: history.com)

Rosa Parks Timeline (SOURCE: history-timelines.org.uk)

The Best Websites To Teach & Learn About African-American History CLICK HERE

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‘HOW I FOUGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS’ READ ARTICLE

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A polite ‘no’ changed the world  READ ARTICLE (SOURCE: newspaperarchive.com)

ESL LISTENING (AUDIO TEXT) Rosa Parks: Mother of The Civil Rights Movement, From Voice of America (SOURCE: eslfive.blogspot.com

ROSA PARKS FACTS (SOURCE: rosaparksfacts.com)

WORKSHEET (DOWNLOAD)

This is a reading task about Rosa Parks and the event which sparked off America’s civil rights revolution. There is a vocabulary matching task, followed by the text and some comprehension questions (SOURCE: busyteacher.org)

ESL LISTENING (AUDIO TEXT) -This program, Part One of the story of Martin Luther King and The Civil Rights Movement (SOURCE: readingworkbook.blogspot.com)

WORKSHEET (TEXT & QUESTIONS) Montgomery Bus Boycott – How It All Began by claudiacel (SOURCE: busyteacher.org)

FEBRUARY AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND ROSA PARKS-  bbc news-(MORE RESOURCES )SOURCE: markakistudents.blogspot.com

MICHELLE HENRY RESOURCES HUMAN RIGHTS

ROSA PARKS & CONNECTION WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING

RELATED TV COMMERCIAL (ANTI-RACISM COMMERCIAL)

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A tribute to Martin Luther King

African American Citizens Sitting in the Rear of the Bus in Compliance with Florida Segregation Law by Stan Wayman (SOURCE:eu.art.com)

ROSA PARKS COLOURING PAGE (SOURCE: teachervision.fen.com)