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35 resources with the concept lynching

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Emmett Till: Connecting the History of Lynching to The Murder

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Though the murder of Emmett Till shocked 1950's America into turning attention to the racial crimes of the South, it was far from the first time racism had erupted into violence. High schoolers examine the killing in context with the...
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Emmett Till: Confronting the Murder

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 1955 murder of Emmett Till is often regarded as the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century. Learn more about the brutal crime—and, as many believe, the miscarriage of justice—that began a national conversation...
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"Jazz is About Freedom": Billie Holiday's Anti-lynching Song Strange Fruit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Working in small teams, learners analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of...
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What Do You See?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students examine the image of a lynching and discuss its significance. Students also respond to 3 short answer questions regarding the image.
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The Lessons of Emmett Till

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students participate in a WebQuest designed to take them on a journey into the darkness that is race predjudice and the often-violent means in which it is manifested. They investigate the murder of a 14-year-old Chicago boy visiting...
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Racial Violence in America: Lynchings, 1877 to 1920

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars are introduced to the concept of lynching as it took place in the American South in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through class discussion and a review of lynching photographs, students explore the reasons behind...
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The WCTU and the Lynching Controversy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze writings of famous authors and record their positions on lynching and segregation. They research arguments to explore the attitudes of people in the South and the North during the 19th century.
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Anti-Lynching Campaigns, 1890-1942

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the differences in opinion between black and white women about putting an end to lynching. They investigate how black activists encouraged white women to join them in their opposition to lynching.
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An Introduction to the Central High Crisis

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students identify key events and participants in the Central High Crisis
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Sustained Resistance

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders research events that led up to the Civil Rights movement using primary source documents that show attitudes about lynching.
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The WCTU and the Lynching Controversy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze the writings of Frances Hard and Ida B. Wells and outline their positions and attitudes towards segregation and lynching. They utilize Wells' and Hard's arguments to explore lynching, racial attitudes in the...