Students' Knowledge of Civil Rights Poor, Study reports - Page 2
Kathleen Porter-Magee, a senior director at the Fordham Institute, a conservative Washington research group that also issued its own report this year, told the Times, “We found that U.S. history standards were generally mediocre to awful, and this report finds the same thing.
The timing of the law center's report coincides with the 50th anniversary of some of the most cataclysmic events of the 1960s, including the freedom rides of 1961.
If you want to learn more, and want your children to also learn more, try a Google search of "Freedom Summer", "Selma March".
Want to know the answers to the questions above?
1. The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted approximately a year, from 1955 to 1956. Learn more here.
2. As a civil rights organizer in one of the most brutal Jim Crow states, Mississippi, Medgar Evers saw his share of successes during a decade of relentless work before he was assassinated in 1963. Get started learning here.
3. Starting in 1960, the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organized voting drives, freedom rides and sit-ins throughout the South by mobilizing young people throughout the country. SNCC also played a pivotal role in the 1963 March on Washington. Learn more here.
Image: Montgomery Bus Boycott