ERIC Number: ED445155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Highways into the Past: History, Organizing & Power. A Project HIP-HOP Resource for High School Students.
Murray, Nancy; Armandt, Kristen; Dixit, Ravi; Fitzpatrick, Michael; Garrido, Marco; Leslie, Eric; Marcelino, Sandra; McQueen, Cyrus Malik, III; Prince, Marisa; Rego, Luis; White-Hammond, Mariama; Wong, Helen
This curriculum, developed by a project titled "Highways into the Past, History, Organizing, and Power" (HIP-HOP), discusses the meaning of "race" in the United States and outlines the history of the civil rights movement. This resource begins with a unit that traces the concept of race as a social invention that reflects a social reality. The second and third units describe what life was like for African Americans after the period of Reconstruction and why a movement for civil and human rights was necessary. The fourth unit concentrates on the often-unnamed youth heroes who organized to resist injustice and inequality through their civil rights work. The fifth unit focuses on the way the civil rights movement has broadened into a fight for economic justice. This unit conveys a sense of what remains to be done in the fight for equality. (Contains 27 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Civil Liberties Union of Massachsetts, Boston.