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The FOG MACHINE is a bit of a miracle. That rare piece of historical fiction that simultaneously awakens the racial justice sensibilities of my activist self, the poetic sensibilities of my creative writer self, and the learning sensibilities of my educator self.”

Paul C. Gorski, Assoc. Professor, George Mason University

 

Freedom Summer

Resource page from Teaching Tolerance on Freedom Summer and applying its lessons
“Learning from the Summer of ’64:” http://www.tolerance.org/civil-rights-summer-1964

Book Lists from Teaching for Change   
Teaching about Freedom Schools Booklist: http://www.tfcbooks.org/best-recommended/teachingaboutfreedomschools

Wednesdays in Mississippi
http://www.wimsfilmproject.com/

Summer and after-school program in Meridian, MS that reincarnates the 1964 Freedom Schools
Meridian Freedom Project: http://themeridianfreedomproject.org/who-we-are/

Civil Rights Movement

Book Lists from Teaching for Change   
Civil Rights Teaching: Books: http://civilrightsteaching.org/books/
Civil Rights Teaching: Fiction: http://civilrightsteaching.org/books-fictionr/
Teaching about the Civil Rights Movement: Books for the Classroom: http://www.tfcbooks.org/civilrightsmvt/classroom
U.S. Black History for Kids and the Classroom: http://www.tfcbooks.org/best-recommended/blackhistory-kids

Teacher Recommendations for Teaching the Civil Rights Movements   
“Putting Books to Work: New Takes on the Civil Rights Movement:”
https://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2015/01/14/putting-books-to-work-new-takes-on-the-civil-rights-movement

Stories, photos, documents, and more—created by Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement (1951-1968)
CRMVet Website: http://www.crmvet.org/about1.htm

SNCC Legacy Project
http://www.sncclegacyproject.org/

We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired
http://ww.notbemoved.com
blog: http://blog.notbemoved.com/

Social Justice Organizations

Build literacy-based, anti-bias learning plans with this free resource from Teaching Tolerance
Perspectives for a Diverse America! http://perspectives.tolerance.org/

Andrew Goodman Foundation
http://www.andrewgoodman.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/theandrewgoodmanfoundation

James Earl Chaney Foundation 
http://www.jecf.org/wordpress-site/

William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation: Academic Service
http://winterinstitute.org/academic-service/

America’s Black Holocaust Museum
http://abhmuseum.org/

Oral History Projects

Veterans of the Civil Rights Struggle in McComb, Mississippi 
http://www.tellingstories.org/mccomb/index.html

Mississippi Oral History Project, University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
https://www.usm.edu/oral-history/projects

Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960 – 1980
http://starkvillecivilrights.msstate.edu/wordpress/

Articles

“Students’ Knowledge of Civil Rights History Has Deteriorated, Study Finds”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/education/28civil.html?_r=2&hpw

“Civil Rights Education Reform in Mississippi”
http://www.teachingforchange.org/civil-rights-education-reform-in-mississippi 

TED Talks

Bryan Stevenson, “Why We Need to Talk about Injustice
https://www.ted.com/speakers/bryan_stevenson     

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story
https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story/transcript?language=en            

 


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