Photo sources
Emmitt Till - http://wendellspencer.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/225px-emmett_till.jpg
Desegregation of Little Rock Schools - http://www.worldsfamousphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/little_rock_desegregation_1957.jpg

In this unit we will explore the ways that Americans have (or have not) pursued equality for all citizens in a population characterized by racial, ethnic, gender, and religious diversity. We will highlight the experiences of African-Americans, women, Latinos, and Native Americans in the Civil Rights movement.

Essential Questions
• What do Americans mean when we say that all people are equal?
• Why have Americans sometimes failed to uphold equality?

Eyes on the Prize Episode Guide - please click on this link and look at the top of the page for the number of the episode you choose to explore/watch related video.

Classroom Resources

Women's Rights

Click on this link to see a New York Times graphic about wage discrimination between men and women. Why do you think women earn less than men?

Obama's Speech on Race
Click on this link to read then-Senator Obama's speech on race in the United States.

Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Case
• Civil Rights timeline
• NonviolentProtest 11 Keynote - external image pdf.png [[file/view/CivilRIghtsProtests11.pdf|CivilRIghtsProtests11.pdf]]
• Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech
• Contrast Malcolm X and MLK
• Handout with American Indian Movement (AIM), Cesar Chavez, National Organization for Women (NOW)
• terms: Segregation, Integration, Affirmative Action,
Quiz will be OPEN NOTES: Part I (solo): multiple choice, political cartoon analysis, short answer. Part II (assigned partner): crossword puzzle

BBC article on wealth gap between black and white Americans: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8690329.stm

Different approaches to achieving equality: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: external image zip.png [[file/view/MLKvMalcolmX.key|MLKvMalcolmX.key]]