U.S. Congressman –
Chairman, Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
Daring young people from Ruby Bridges to the Freedom Riders provided a dynamic pulse for justice during the movement. Student-led activism sparked the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Learn how courageous students organized and risked it all to transform social norms.
Through archival film footage and cultural songs, viewers are reminded that the movement is not just a part of history, but a part of present-day political reality.
PROGRAM DURATION: 45 Minutes
CORE CURRICULUM & TOPICS: Civil Rights, Activism, Youth Activism, Character Development, African American history, Multicultural Awareness, Non-violence, Social Studies, Humanities, Unity