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Making a Change: The First Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement

See how advocates for - and against - change in the civil rights movement leveraged the five freedoms of the First Amendment to make their voices heard and achieve their goals.

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Thousands of marchers in Washington, D.C., make their demands known.

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The lessons in this unit help students closely examine the five freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment, in the context of advocating for change. Profiles of pioneers of this movement and the court cases they led, lost and won are cornerstone of this lens.

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