This video explores the interplay between the free press and the civil rights movement’s fight for equality.
Note: This video is a primary source account of the civil rights movement, including interviews with participants in the movement and original news footage from the 1950s and 1960s. Some of these sources include strong language and violence.
AUDIENCE: High school and college
TIME: 30 minutes (10-minute video and 20-minute class discussion)
MATERIALS: “The Press and the Civil Rights Movement” Video Lesson worksheet (download), an internet connection to watch “Civil Rights Movement” video, “Civil Rights Movement” handout (download, optional), teacher key
PREPARE: Print copies of the video lesson worksheet, one per student.