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34 resources with the concept lynching

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Teaching With Laurel Grove School

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The Laurel Grove school was established by freedmen and freedwomen after the United States Civil War. The school is now a museum and offers this collection of six lessons that use primary and secondary source materials to tell the story...
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Emmett Till: A Series of Four Lessons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A four-lesson collection, designed to be used with the film, The Murder of Emmett Till, provides the historical context viewers need to understand the implications for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s as well as today's...
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Mary Church Terrell | Unladylike2020

For Students 7th - 12th
Catalytic events wake people up. For Mary Church Terrell the lynching of her friend Thomas Moss lead to her involvement in the catalytic events of suffrage, anti-lynching, and desegregation. Learn more about this amazing woman and her...
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Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of the anti-lynching...
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Understanding the Great Migration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat would make someone leave home and travel thousands of miles to find another one? Young historians look at letters, demographic data, and artwork to answer the question for the Great Migration, or the movement of thousands of African...
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What Is Juneteenth, and Why Is It so Important?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A short TEDEd video details the history of Juneteenth celebrations, the events of June 19, 1865, and the importance of Juneteenth celebrations.
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Red Record of Lynching Map Analysis

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Long before the civil rights movement, leaders were working to secure equal rights. An informative activity explains the 1922 anti-lynching campaign with a map. Scholars analyze the map, complete a worksheet, and participate in group...
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Teach This Poem: "Black Laws" by Roger Reeves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After investigating the Black Lives Matter movement, class members do a close read of Roger Reeves' "Black Laws." They write down words and phrases that rhyme, consider the kinds of rhymes used and their function in the poem. Scholars...
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Ida B. Wells and Anti-Lynching Activism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A packet of 13 primary sources provides young historians with insight into the anti-lynching activism of civil rights Ida B. Wells. Included are images of Wells, her letters, a political cartoon, newspaper lynching announcements, and a...
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Women's History Minute: Ida B. Wells

For Students 6th - 12th
Before Rosa Parks, there was Ida B. Wells. In 1884, Wells was arrested for refusing to leave the first-class women's car on a train to Chicago. Born into slavery, raised in the south, Wells became a newspaper publisher, an advocate for...
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On This Day: Emmett Till and the Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The murder of Emmett Till, a boy accused of whistling at a white woman in the deep South in the 1950s, galvanized the civil rights movement. His open casket—revealing the ugly horror of racism—reignited a movement. Clips include an...
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How One Journalist Risked Her Life to Hold Murderers Accountable

For Students 6th - 12th
A short video on Ida B. Wells introduces viewers to the work of this fearless investigative journalist whose articles about lynchings focused the country's attention on countless murders of African Americans.
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Resources for Ghost Boys

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Jewell Parker Rhodes, the author of Ghost Boys, wanted to bring the historical legacy of Emmett Till and the current topic of racial prejudice into today's young readers' mindsets. Use a reading guide and set of discussion questions to...
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The Murder of Emmett Till

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was visiting family in Mississippi when he was killed by two white men. An excerpt from the PBS documentary The Murder Of Emmett Till discusses the hate crime and subsequent acquittal of the killers—and how...
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Growing Up in a Segregated Society, 1880s–1930s

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What did segregation look like in the beginning of the 20th century? Middle and high schoolers view images of segregated areas, read passages by Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and come to conclusions about how the influence of...
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Hands of Persons Unknown

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students consider the impact of lynchings on the African American community. In this lynching instructional activity, students investigate the lynching of Claude Neal. Students write opinion pieces about the Claude Neal lynching.
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The African Slave Trade

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Provide your class with a look of the scope and context of the African Slave Trade. Graphic images of lynchings, injuries from whippings, and slave auctions will leave viewers agape with horror and ready to discuss the question on the...
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Lesson 2: NAACP's Anti-Lynching Campaign in the 1930's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the anti-lynching campaign sponsored by the NAACP in the 1930's. In this social justice lesson plan, students study the history of the anti-lynching campaign and determine why it was not successful. Students conduct...
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Emmett Till: Choosing to Remember

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mamie Till, the mother of Emmett Till and civil rights activist, believed that her son's murder was the last straw before public outrage over racial injustice spilled over into the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century. A history...
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Emmett Till: Examining the Choices People Made

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The choices made by Roy Bryant and J.W. Millam, the men who murdered Emmett Till in 1955, are usually the ones people ponder when they examine the case. But other individuals made choices that contributed to the event and its subsequent...
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One Man Against the Crowd

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the idea of a person standing up for his beliefs.  For this rights lesson, students read excerpts from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Middle schoolers respond to questions based on analysis of the reading. ...
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Emmett Till: Connecting the History of Lynching to The Murder

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Though the murder of Emmett Till shocked 1950's America into turning attention to the racial crimes of the South, it was far from the first time racism had erupted into violence. High schoolers examine the killing in context with the...
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Emmett Till: Confronting the Murder

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 1955 murder of Emmett Till is often regarded as the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century. Learn more about the brutal crime—and, as many believe, the miscarriage of justice—that began a national conversation...
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"Jazz is About Freedom": Billie Holiday's Anti-lynching Song Strange Fruit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Working in small teams, learners analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of...