Understanding and Misunderstanding the Civil Rights Movement
Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement by Hasan Kwame Jeffries (Editor)
Publication Date: Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2019
The civil rights movement transformed the United States in such fundamental ways that exploring it in the classroom can pose real challenges for instructors and students alike. Speaking to the critical pedagogical need to teach civil rights history accurately and effectively, this volume goes beyond the usual focus on iconic leaders of the 1950s and 1960s to examine the broadly configured origins, evolution, and outcomes of African Americans' struggle for freedom. Essays provide strategies for teaching famous and forgotten civil rights people and places, suggestions for using music and movies, frameworks for teaching self-defense and activism outside the South, a curriculum guide for examining the Black Panther Party, and more. Books in the popular Harvey Goldberg Series provide high school and introductory college-level instructors with ample resources and strategies for better engaging students in critical, thought-provoking topics. By allowing for the implementation of a more nuanced curriculum, this is history instruction at its best. Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement will transform how the United States civil rights movement is taught.
A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis
Publication Date: Boston: Beacon Press, 2018
She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Herbert R. Kohl and Cynthia Stokes Brown; Introduction by Marian Wright Edelman
Publication Date: New York: The New Press, 2007
Martin and Malcolm and America: A Dream or a Nightmare, 20th anniv. ed. by James H. Cone
Call Number: Original ed., 1991
Publication Date: Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012
James Cone cuts through the superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions were complementary and moving towards convergence. Written by the "founder" and leading advocate of black liberation theology, it is a penetrating analysis of the two most important leaders of the civil rights era.
Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties by Clarence Lang
Publication Date: Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015