The organization for Classical Conversations Cycle 3 continues! Last week I shared our geography table and notebook with you. Today I'd like to share our history memory work notebook. I learned so much last year; the biggest lesson was to KEEP IT SIMPLE. The memory work is enoug
8 historic women who pioneered the Civil Rights Movement
An iconic image from Bloody Sunday — the violent attack on civil rights marchers from Selma to Montgomery on Marcy 7, 1965 — is of a black woman beaten unconscious, laying in the street. That woman was Amelia Boynton. Before that day, Boynton and her husband, Samuel, sheltered young activists, such as members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. She was one of the leaders who convinced MLK, Jr. to come to Selma in the first place (a plotline that's also fleshed out in the film…
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Several of the famous Little Rock Nine that resulted in President Eisenhower sending in National Guard troops to protect the students after Governor Faubus refused to help them, leave Little Rock Central High School
"Since I was a small child," says Deborah Michael, "a staple in our family storybook has been the mutilation and hanging of Raymond Arthur Byrd in Wythe County, VA. This is the last documented lynching in VA and led to strong anti-lynching legislation by the state of VA and Gov. Byrd (no relation to the victim)."
In 1947, two #African American brothers came together to launch one of the biggest and best selling #black hair and skin care products in the United States. Not only did they launch their products, but they paved away so that African Americans in the hair and skin care field could come together and