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   Understanding the Civil Rights Movement DVD
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    Description: Learn about the chain of events that led to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. This video vividly illustrates how Black Americans struggled to overcome the constraints of a segregated society. Historic footage and powerful visuals provide images that will allow students to witness a turbulent era of their nation's history.
    Awards:
    • Telly Awards "Finalist"

    • The Videographer Awards "Award of Excellence"

    • International Film & Video Festival "Silver Screen Award"


    Price: $79.95
    Copyright: ©2004
    Format: 1 DVD
    Length:46 minutes
    UPC:69394 0172533
    Learning Objectives: 1) Students will learn about important legislation that was passed after the American Civil War. .
    2) Students will learn that two separate societies existed in the South.
    3) Students will learn about the Jim Crow laws, which legalized segregation.
    4) Students will learn about the important protests and demonstrations that resulted in the end of segregation.

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    Review:
    "This short history of the civil rights movement opens with the abolition of slavery and the impositionof Jim Crow laws following the Civil War. The important events of the movement are reviewed, concentrating on the direct action era of the 1950s and 1960s, and concluding with the warning of the peaceful resistance championed by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the shift to the more militant Black Power movement in the early 1970s. Using a chronological order format, the program summarizes both legal actions, such as laws, constitutional amendments, and court cases, and the better known direct actions, such as marches, boycotts, and sit-ins. It also explains the contributions of major leaders such as King, Malcolm X, and Lyndon Johnson. Each tape concludes with a long clip of either King or Johnson speaking about the movement. Technical quality is good, with visuals that include photos, news footage, and illustrations. Graphic headlines announce each new topic. Audio is clear, with a male narrator."
    SOURCE: School Library Journal, December 2000 Issue
    AUTHOR: Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO
    Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright
    By Cahners Business Information
    A Division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Special Features:
    Region Free

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