The Civil Rights Revolution (1955-1965) PP Notes for U.S. History

The Civil Rights Revolution (1955-1965)

PP Notes for U.S. History


9 - 12, Home School


Social Studies/History

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This visually stimulating presentation provides a detailed overview of the Civil Rights Revolution in America from 1955 to 1965. It can be used by instructor as tool to facilitate class discussion (and notes), or uploaded into google classroom for independent student use. The 28 slide presentation is filled with colorful pictures, maps, notes, and other relevant information that will breathe life into the fascinating people and events that shaped the movement while providing a platform in which to build additional related activities. If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help!


Topics include:


* Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott

* The Emergence of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), & the philosophy of nonviolent resistance.

* School desegregation & the Little Rock Nine.

* James Meredith & the integration of the University of Mississippi,

* The emergence & role of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); the practice of nonviolent resistance/ civil disobedience during the lunch counter sit-ins, & freedom rides.

* Clashes in Birmingham, Alabama & Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

* JFK's civil rights bill, the March on Washington, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

* Freedom Summer (voter registration drives), violence in Mississippi, the March on Selma, & the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of nearly every slide.

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