Students will read this History Channel article on James Meredith and his battle to enroll at Ole Miss in the early 1960s. This article references the riots that ensued and also examines how the school tried to defy the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. This FREE resource would be beneficial for Black History Month, U.S. History, Government, and/or Law & Justice class.
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Black History Month Movie Guides:
Harriet- The heroic tale of Harriet Tubman and her work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad
BlacKkKlansman- True story of African American cop who infiltrated the KKK
42- The Story of Jackie Robinson
Red Tails- The Tuskegee Airmen
Glory Road- The 1966 NCAA Championship
Hidden Figures- The Women of NASA
Selma- Dr. Martin L. King Jr. and Voting Equality
Mudbound- Sharecropping/Life in the 1950s South
Race- Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics
The Hate U Give- based off of Angie Thomas' best-selling novel.
Marshall- The early years of Thurgood Marshall and his work with the NAACP
Black Panther- African American representation in film
The Express- The Ernie Davis Story/football
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks- One woman's cells helping millions and the family's struggle to know the truth about their mother.
Remember the Titans- A true story about a football team overcoming their differences during their first year of integration
Best of Enemies- The true story of an unlikely friendship between a Ku Klux Klan president, C.P. Ellis, and an African American civil rights activist, Ann Atwater that develops as their district debates integration.
Green Book- Musician traveling the South during the Kim Crow Era
Loving- Based on the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court Case/interracial marriage