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An Indian Politician Debates the Limitations of Communism

Writing from a British prison in 1941, Jawaharlal Nehru, the future post-Independence prime minister of India, attempts to explain his political outlook. In these excerpts, Nehru gives particular vent to his thoughts on Communism and the Soviet [...]

Expanding the Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott worksheet

This worksheet helps students review what they know about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the civil rights movement before more closely examining the role of women and local activists in brining about change. It is designed to go with the activity [...]

Tags: Boycotts
Item Type: Worksheet
Qualifying to Vote Under Jim Crow worksheet

This worksheet helps students analyze primary sources to understand the restrictions that prevented African Americans from being able to vote prior to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Item Type: Worksheet
Adding to the Picture worksheet

This worksheet helps students analyze primary sources from the planning and debates surrounding the 1963 March on Washington. It is used as part of the teaching activity "Adding to the Picture: The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom."

Background Reading on Segregated Buses

This short reading can help students and teachers understand the experience of riding segregated public transportation.

Item Type: Article/Essay
Jim Crow on Wheels Note Taking Worksheet

This worksheet is part of the Jim Crow on Wheels activity about bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama.

Item Type: Worksheet
Proclamation of the Delano Grape Workers for International Boycott Day, May 10, 1969

In 1966, Mexican and Filipino grape pickers in California joined together to strike for better working conditions. Farm workers were excluded from federal laws passed during the 1930s that protected other kinds of workers. As the strike continued [...]

Plan of Delano

Co-authored by C├ęsar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, with help from playwright Luis Valdez, the "Plan de Delano" outlined the beliefs and vision of the United Farmworkers of America (UFWA), founded in 1965. The UFWA, whose headquarters were in Delano, [...]

"Supporters of the Grape Boycott March through Toronto"

In 1965, Mexican and Filipino farmworkers joined together as the United Farm Workers of America (UFWA) to strike against poor working conditions and low wages in California's grape industry. Months on the picket line, however, took their toll, and [...]

Item Type: Photograph
Vocabulary for Farmworkers and the Struggle for Economic Justice

These words and phrases (some in Spanish) are used as part of the Farmworkers and the Struggle for Economic Justice activity, which includes portions of the documentary The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle.

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