Students can supplement their National Civil Rights Museum both before and after their visits. Use the resources below to learn more about the struggle for freedom and justice around the world.
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STANDING UP BY SITTING DOWN
As a resource for both students and educators, the eLearning Sit-In activity is modeled after the museum's Standing Up By Sitting Down exhibit. Students will virtually walk through the protest experience through a series of questions. The lunch counter sit-ins are an example of the non-violent direct action strategy used by college students that spread across the U.S. in 1960. Click here for the Standing Up eLearning activity.
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BEFORE THE BOYCOTT
This educational resource allows students to view the 1955-57 Montgomery Bus Boycott from the perspective of a newspaper investigative reporter. Students are guided through a series of bus stops where they are given scenarios of the unfair treatment and conditions under which blacks during a bus ride in Montgomery, AL. Click here for the Before the Boycott eLearning activity.