Author:
Laura McShane
Subject:
Leadership and Responsibility, Problem-Solving and Communication, Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Grade:
6, 7, 8
Tags:
Activism, African_American_history, Biography and Autobiography, Civil Rights Movement, Desegregation, Equality, Girls and Women, Racism, School_integration
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English

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Teaching For Change - Promise of Change

Teaching For Change - Promise of Change

Overview

From Debbie Levy: "Today, Jo Ann will be the first to remind you that she is just one of twelve black students who went through the agonizing experience of desegregating Clinton High School.  She'll make sure you know that because of her parents' decision to leave, she spent only one semester there.  The heroes, she'll say, are Bobby Cain and Gail Ann Epps - the ones who hung in there long enough to graduate despite the danger and discomfort of showing up, day after day, to a place where they knew they were not wanted. I say they are all heroes."