We Shall Overcome

we shall overcome

Overview

Students analyze historical and contemporary primary sources to examine how citizens persevered to overcome injustice and affect change during the 1960s civil rights era and consider the lessons the first March to Selma and the events that followed in 1965 provide for us today.

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Grade

Elementary, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, Music, Social Studies

Length

120 minutes

Topics

african americans, Alabama, bloody Sunday, civil rights, first Selma march, injustice, John Lewis, justice, Lyndon B. Johnson, Montgomery, selma, voting rights, We Shall Overcome

Author

Primary Source Nexus

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