Black America

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In this unit, you will explore the incredible changes that occurred for Black people in the USA between 1929 and 2000. Beginning with the plight of Black people in the 1930s including the role of the KKK and the Jim Crow Laws, students then move on to look at how the second world war was a turning point for many Black Americans. You will then discover the ins and outs of the civil rights movement and how the likes of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X influenced change. Finally, you will consider how much change had actually taken place by the year 2000; were Black Americans now equal?

  1. Life for Black Americans in the 1930´s

  2. World War Two for Black Americans

  3. Education and the Civil Rights Movement

  4. The Montgomery Bus Boycott

  5. The Role and Significance of Martin Luther King

  6. The Black Power Movement

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Life for Black Americans in the 1930´s

Tutorial examining how the Great Depression of the 1930´s affected life in the USA.

Education and the Civil Rights Movement

Tutorial examining how important the issue of education was in the civil rights movement.

The Role and Significance of Martin Luther King

Tutorial examining the role and significance of MLK to the civil rights movement.

World War Two for Black Americans

Tutorial explaining how Black Americans were able to gain more rights during WW2.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Tutorial examining the role of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in the civil rights movement.

The Black Power Movement

Tutorial examining the role and significance of the Black Power movement in the struggle for civil rights.