Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs (5th, 8th Grades, High School)

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​Building and Walking Program, 2 Hours

The Civil Rights Movement is the focus of this program. Learn about Savannah's struggle for education within the broader context of the national struggle for civil rights. Individuals made all the difference, from the educators in clandestine schools to church leaders, student leaders, civil rights activists such as W.W. Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Even though the 13th amendment had officially abolished slavery in 1864, African Americans continued to suffer discrimination within that very legal system. The program also examines case studies including Plessey vs Ferguson and Brown vs. Board of Education. A walking tour in Savannah's Historic District explores the city's Civil Rights history and ends at the Second African Baptist Church on Green Square.

Georgia Standards:

5th Grade - SS5H6a, SS5H6b, SS5H6c, SS5H6d, SS5CG1a, , SS5CG1b, S5CG3a

8th Grade – SS8H6a, SS8H6b, SS8H6c, SS8H6d, SS8H7b, SS8H7c, SS8H11a, SS8H11b, SS8H11c, SS8E2a

High School - SSUSH13b, SSUSH13c, SSUSH13d, SSUSH20b, SSUSH21c, SSUSH21d, SSUSH21e

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