1. What was the purpose of the sit-ins? the boycotts?
2. What was one of the main reasons whites did not want blacks to get an education?
1. Research and bring to class examples of the songs sung during the Civil Rights marches. There were other Negro Spirituals that were adapted (same tune/new words) during this movement. Project the words on and sing them together as a class. Refer to GPB's virtual field trip through the Civil Rights Movement for some examples.
2. Memorize the major part of the “I Have a Dream” speech Martin Luther King Jr. made at the March on Washington. Recite this to the class.
3. Take GPB's virtual field trip through the Civil Rights Movement. Watch the videos on the unique story of the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia.
4. View the portion of the video showing the art installation again and discuss the images or symbols Cochran has used to portray education and civil rights. Discuss how she has captured and portrayed the events in that period and ask students what else could have been added. Compare the artwork in the video to the artwork portrayed in GPB's virtual field trip through the Civil Rights Movement.
sit-in: an organized peaceful protest in which people occupy a place or seats and refuse to leave
boycott: refusing to buy or use a product or patronize a business in protest
segregation: separation of groups, especially of races
integration: allowing different groups to mix together and interact as equals