- The Civil Rights Movement for African American equality is one of the defining social movements of the 1950s and 60s. Ordinary people took to the streets to demand equality. This lesson will explore the various forms of protest that defined the movement. Two of the most notable leaders of the movement were Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. While both men shared the common goal of equality, their approaches were very different. Martin Luther King preached nonviolent civil disobedience, while Malcolm X demanded equality “by any means necessary.” You will examine famous speeches and articles written by both men to form your own opinion of which approach is more effective to have your demands met.StandardsCC.8.5.11-12.FCC.8.6.9-10.GCC.8.3.12.D
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- High School
- Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
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- Tracy Rains
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