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The NAACP: A National Fight for Equality

Introduction Have you helped get an unfair rule or policy changed? Maybe you convinced your school to update its dress code, or you talked your local soup kitchen into staying ope...

Montgomery Bus Boycott: Refusing to Ride

Introduction Layla’s teacher assigns her class a lot of homework. One day, they give so much that Layla suggests the whole class protest by not doing it, to show their teacher tha...

Civil Rights Act of 1964: In Pursuit of Equality

Introduction On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy addressed the country in a televised speech that argued emphatically for a more robust Civil Rights Act. “This nation, for...

The Red Summer: Summer of Racial Discontent

Background In 1910, Black families began moving from the rural south, where Jim Crow laws institutionalized discrimination, to industrialized northern cities. This movement, calle...