Civil Rights for the Classroom: Then & Now


While some consider the Civil Rights Movement part of the distant past, many of the problems that fueled the fight are still with us.

PBS LearningMedia helps to lend context to the events and leaders that defined the Civil Rights movement’s first three decades (1954-1985). The resources also capture the issues and activists involved in the struggle today – those making headlines, stirring debate, and trending on social media. The collection features content from PBS programs including Eyes on the Prize and Freedom Riders.

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Here’s a preview of the type of resources and videos available in this collection:

Civil Rights: Then

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Civil Rights: Now
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