Civil Rights -Louisiana Connection
The lesson allows students to explore how an important aspect of the Civil Rights Movement unfolded in Louisiana. The primary sources challenge students to question why many whites engaged in a campaign of massive resistance to prevent school desegregation. The assessment questions require students to examine states’ rights versus federal power to explain why attempts to nullify the Brown decision were ultimately unsuccessful. The lesson also prompts students to consider the long-term effects of the Brown decision.


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Created: Jul 28, 2015

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