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Lesson: Celebrating Black History Month With Inspirational Figures

Black History Month presents a special opportunity for celebrating the black men and women who overcame adversity and discouragement with incredible optimism, strength, and pride. It is the character of these men and women that children will admire and may replicate in their own lives as they face challenges. Each

Lesson: The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen are among America’s greatest heroes whose stories must not be forgotten. It is essential that their efforts and accomplishments are recognized in our great history, for they are the ideal role models for all young students. The challenges of segregation, discrimination, and prejudice were immensely discouraging, but

Lesson: Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark achievement in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. With the incredible perseverance of the people fighting for civil rights, it was inevitable that they would be victorious. However, the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was not easy,

Lesson: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Pillars of Philosophy

Martin Luther King, Jr. is an incredible inspiration to people around the world today who suffer from injustice. His commitment to nonviolence made him an effective and esteemed leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Today, King is remembered for his remarkable strength, perseverance, and dedication to fighting for equality amidst

Lesson: First Black Americans in Congress

After the Civil War ended, Republicans were determined to secure the rights of the freedmen. The passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were landmark accomplishments in the fight for equal opportunity for African-Americans. Although the end of the Reconstruction Era would see severe challenges and limitations to the