An Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement
This lesson introduces students to the Civil Rights Movement’s direct-actions against segregation. In the 1960s, the New Orleans chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality participated in the Freedom Rides throughout the South. Students will examine a collection of photographs that includes four mug shots of C.O.R.E. activists and a Mississippi cotton field. They will then complete a photograph analysis sheet provided by the National Archive, and engage in a discussion about the civil rights movement and contemporary social justice issues.