Emmett Till & The Civil Rights Movement

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In this Emmett Till and start of the Civil Rights Movement lesson plan and video, students learn the story of the murder of Emmett Till, the injustice of Jim Crow, and how the murder of Emmett Till sparked the Civil Rights Movement.  Focusing on Emmett Till's life and the realities of race hatred in the South, the Jim Crow system covering Plessy vs Fergusson, Literacy Tests, Grandfather clause, and how Emmett Till’s murder led Rosa Parks to refuse to give up her seat in Montgomery, Alabama weeks later. Powerful, moving, and more relevant than ever!

 

Create a timeline of the events that led to Jim Crow and the early Civil Rights Movement that challenged the Jim Crow System, including Emmett Till’s murder and Jackie Robinson crossing the color line. Scaffolding included to support students create the timline in this engaging causes of the Civil Rights Movementlesson plan.