Can be used in either English or History class.
This 45-slide PowerPoint presentation takes students through the key events during the civll rights era, to be used either in a history class or as background information for civil rights era novels, such as To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry.
Information is given on Jim Crow Laws, Plessy v. Ferguson, the 13-15th amendments, Brown v. Board of Education, the Little Rock Nine, the Scottsboro case, Emmitt Till, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and more. Many photos from the civil rights era are also included.
The presentation can be used as a whole, or teachers can use bits and pieces of it to teach civil rights history.