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Fighting for Equality in the ’60s

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! To study major events that occurred in the ! 11.10.5 Discuss the diffusion of the civil
1960s in relation to civil rights rights movement of African Americans
! To understand how African American from the churches of the rural South and

Fighting for Equality in the ’60s activism influenced and inspired other
minority groups to also fight for civil rights
the urban North, including the resistance
to racial desegregation in Little Rock and
! To understand the impact that each fight Birmingham, and how the advances
American History in the 1960s for civil rights has had on our society influenced the agendas, strategies, and
effectiveness of the quests of American
U.S. History, 11th grade Indians, Asian Americans, and Hispanic
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opportunities.

“For What it’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield African Americans and Civil Rights
Listen to the lyrics of this song. Why do you think this song was released in 1966? ! The fight for Civil Rights by African Americans began much before the 1960s
What events could have triggered the artist to write this song? Do you think this ! During the 1960s, African Americans call to action was finally recognized by
song portrays a good or bad image of the 1960s? the United States government
! Certain events paved the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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