A wide range of Americans contributed to the CivilRights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Students and young people were a prominent group of activists within the movement. Today, we'll learn about the Little Rock Nine, the Greensboro Four, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the Freedom Riders. These groups undertook protests and worked to integrate schools and public accommodations by riding segregated buses, demanding service at lunch counters, and even by simply attending school.
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VIDEO SOURCES Jon N. Hale, The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi CivilRights Movement (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016). Clayborne Carson, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981). Howard Zinn, SNCC: The New Abolitionists (Cambridge: South End Press, 2002). Barbara Ransby, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003). Karen Anderson, Little Rock: Race and Resistance at Central High School (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2013). history.com/news/freedom-riders-route-civil-rights-map
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