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Civil Rights Movement- Selma

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Social Studies +3 Age Level Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This collection was created in conjuncture with the National Portrait Gallery's 2019 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute.The following collection showcases images of key figures such as Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X from the Civil Rights Movement, particularly on the issues of voting in Alabama. The images and activities showcase the struggle of the march from Selma to Montgomery in an effort to make voting an equal right among all people. This lesson can be used in the social studies classroom for the subjects of Civil Rights, Voting, and Federal Government VS State Government.  In addition to the images there are in class activities and thought provoking questions that go along with the visuals to provide for a more engaged learning experience. #NPGteach

Martin Luther King, Jr.

National Portrait Gallery

Malcolm X

National Portrait Gallery

LBJ - President Signs Civil Rights Bill

National Portrait Gallery

Life Magazine, March 19, 1965

National Museum of American History

Coming Into Montgomery

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Urban Magazine October 1968

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Digital print of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at a Chicago Freedom Movement rally

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Untitled (Malcolm X at Michaux's Bookstore - Looking Down)

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Big Swamp Creek

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Young Marcher, Selma to Montgomery March

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Edmund Pettus Bridge

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ticket stub for Washington, DC to Montgomery, AL for Selma-Montgomery March

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photographic print of a man with “Vote” face paint in the Selma-Montgomery march

National Museum of African American History and Culture