Beginning with the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, the United States embarked on a journey that lasted at least for another decade, to bring equality under the law. While Georgia faced its own challenges to ending segregation it moved slowly towards progress as the state’s economy modernized, grew and took on an expanding role in the global economy.
Home to some of the most prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia nevertheless wrestled with bringing an end to the Jim Crow era. Early efforts to integrate society were met with resistance from both the public and the state, and it would ultimately take decades for Georgia to fully relinquish the practice of segregation.
In the wake of tumultuous national events during the 1950s and 1960s, Georgia became an increasingly progressive state. Administrations focused more on diversifying Georgia’s economy, politics became more representative of Georgia’s demographics, and the state soon evolved into a regional and national hub for business and entertainment.
On the Campaign Trail is a political web series for Georgia teachers and students hosted by Bill Nigut.
Take your students on an interactive journey through the working forests of Georgia to learn about forest ecosystems, food webs, and life cycles, as well as forestry management processes, career...
Students learn the origins and consequences of the Cold War and the meaning of the term "Iron Curtain" in this Let's Learn GA! episode with Georgia teacher Michael Holliday.
In this video lesson, you will need:
-something to write with