The Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement PowerPoint from Rory’s School Essentials is a thorough and fascinating exploration of segregation, integration, and the non-violent activism utilized by Civil Rights Leaders to obtain equality under the law. The PowerPoint features Big Picture slides that provide explanations of complicated issues, Civil Rights Timeline slides which include important events that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement, and finally a collection of Reel History Link slides that connect students to the fascinating film footage of the time period.
The eleven Big Picture slides explore the complicated concepts of segregation, integration, non-violent activism, media coverage, choosing the perfect adversary, and others. Two slides include information about MLK’s hardships and accomplishments during the struggle for Civil Rights. The final Big Picture slide is a list of questions that students can contemplate, discuss, or use for essay topics.
The twenty five Civil Rights Timeline slides begin in 1954 with Brown vs. The Board of Education decision and ends with the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Topics covered in the Civil Rights Timeline include, the murder of Emmett Till, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Little Rock Nine, the Woolworth Counter Sit In, the Freedom Riders, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Project C, Birmingham and Bull Connor, the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, the signing of Civil Rights Legislation, the assassinations of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., and many others. Each of these slides contains a historical photo from the struggle.
The eight Reel History Link slides include real time footage of Martin Luther King Jr. talking about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Little Rock Nine attempting to enter Central High School, Bull Connor’s explanation of why segregation must remain, a portion of Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream Speech, and Walter Cronkite reporting on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on the CBS News. Other Reel History Links include footage of activist Franklin McCain discussing the Woolworth Counter Sit In and explanations of Civil Rights events from Smithsonian Magazine and the History Channel.
Please order Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement and help your students step beyond the myth that the I Have a Dream speech delivered Civil Rights to the people. This PowerPoint will help them to understand more clearly the large scale sacrifice that thousands made to make Dr. King’s dream a reality.