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African American History Forum

Dr. Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first African Americans to attend the University of Georgia. An award winning journalist, she has appeared on a wide variety of news programs on television and radio. She was honored as the 2011 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award recipient. Dr. Gault talks about the importance of non-violent protest and the influence of the Civil Rights Movement on recent protests including the Arab Spring.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

"Get on the Bus" 2011 Recreation of the 1961 Freedom Rides
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/2011/itinerary/

Interactive Map of the Freedom Rides
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/rides

Thinkfinity Lesson Plan
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/kennedy-administration-and-civil-rights-movement

Freedom Riders Resources
http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/Freedom_Riders/Resources

The Lunch Counter
Go behind the scenes on February 1, 1960 as four African-American students from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical College walked into a Greensboro F.W. Woolworth and sat down at the white-only lunch counter, refusing to leave until they were served.
http://www.objectofhistory.org/objects/intro/lunchcounter/

Black History Resources
http://www.aresearchguide.com/300-331.html#301.45 (scroll down to Dewey Decimal number 305.896 for more)

Interactive Civil Rights Timeline
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/jbalkin/brown/index.html

History Mystery-Interactive Game
Civil Rights Part 1 - Solve the mystery in the fewest clues
http://teacher.scholastic.com/histmyst/start.asp?game=2

The Road to Civil Rights - An Interactive Map
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/green/sns-civilrights-maps,0,5200761.mapmashup

Last updated Feb. 3, 2012

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Dr. Charlayne Hunter-Gault

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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