Instructional Video

Mary Church Terrell | Unladylike2020

Catalytic events wake people up. For Mary Church Terrell the lynching of her friend Thomas Moss lead to her involvement in the catalytic events of suffrage, anti-lynching, and desegregation. Learn more about this amazing woman and her influence on modern-day activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a short but powerful PBS video.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Include in unit studies of Women's Suffrage, Women's History Month, the 19th Amendment, the Civil Rights Movement, and/or Black History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the PBS Unladylike2020 Collection: Unsung Women Who Changed America 
  • Comes with a warning that the material may be sensitive for some students; therefore, preview the resource to determine if appropriate for your classroom
  • Presumes a protocol is in place that permits the safe, respectful discussion of sensitive issues
  • Support materials include discussion questions, a primary source analysis worksheets, teaching tips, a vocabulary list, and activities
  • Also included is a list of black feminists for class members to research
  • The support materials may be downloaded and printedSuffrage, anti-lynching
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