Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Videos from John Lewis

What was it like to participate in the Freedom Rides?
  • May 26, 2012
How and why did you first get involved in the civil rights movement?
  • May 26, 2012
What was your life like as a young child?
  • May 26, 2012
Why is it important for high school students to learn about the civil rights movement?
  • May 26, 2012
What did the civil rights movement accomplish?
  • May 26, 2012
How did you decide to go into politics?
  • May 26, 2012
What was the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project?
  • May 26, 2012
Why did you criticize the proposed civil rights legislation at the March on Washington?
  • May 26, 2012
What role did nonviolence play in the movement?
  • May 26, 2012
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • March 7, 2012
What was it like growing up in Alabama under Jim Crow?
  • May 26, 2012

Videos from Judy Richardson 

What was your daily work like in small communities in the South?
  • April 10, 2012
Who are you and what do you do?
  • April 10, 2012
Why is it important for high school students to learn about the civil rights movement?
  • April 10, 2012
How and why did you first become involved in the civil rights movement?
  • April 10, 2012
What advice do you have for young documentary filmmakers?
  • April 10, 2012
What was one of your goals in making Eyes on the Prize?
  • April 10, 2012
Why did you decide to help put together the book Hands on the Freedom Plow?
  • April 10, 2012
What caused SNCC to fall apart in your opinion?
  • April 10, 2012
Who was Ella Baker?
  • April 10, 2012
Did you ever experience violence in Mississippi?
  • April 10, 2012
Were you ever afraid for your safety?
  • April 10, 2012
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • March 7, 2012
What role did women play in SNCC?
  • April 10, 2012

Videos from Charles E. Cobb

Why did SNCC decide to focus on voter registration in Mississippi? (Lesson version)
  • March 14, 2012
Why did SNCC decide to focus on voter registration in Mississippi?
  • March 14, 2012
How did SNCC workers go about organizing small communities in Mississippi?
  • March 14, 2012
How did SNCC differ from older black political organizations?
  • March 14, 2012
Who are you and what do you do?
  • March 14, 2012
Why is it important for high school students to learn about the civil rights movement?
  • March 14, 2012
How did the MFDP challenge change American politics?
  • March 14, 2012
Why didn’t the MFDP accept the Democratic Party’s compromise?
  • March 14, 2012
What was the MFDP challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention?
  • March 14, 2012
How and why was the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party formed?
  • March 14, 2012
What role did nonviolence play in the movement?
  • March 14, 2012
What were the freedom schools?
  • March 14, 2012
Why did SNCC debate whether to bring white college students down for Freedom Summer?
  • March 14, 2012
How did the use of violence by Southern whites change in the 1960s?
How did black people in Mississippi live with the threat of violence?
  • March 14, 2012
What kind of hostility did you encounter in Mississippi?
  • March 14, 2012
What was the civil rights movement?
  • March 14, 2012
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • March 7, 2012
How and why did you first become involved in the civil rights movement?
  • March 14, 2012

Videos from Ekwueme Michael Thelwell

Who are you and what do you do?
  • April 18, 2012
How integrated is American society today?
  • April 18, 2012
Who was Stokely Carmichael?
  • April 18, 2012
Why was SNCC an effective organization?
  • April 18, 2012
What was the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964?
  • April 18, 2012
What did you discover about local communities in the Mississippi Delta?
  • April 18, 2012
How and why did you first get involved in the civil rights movement?
  • April 18, 2012
Why is it important for high school students to learn about the civil rights movement?
  • April 18, 2012
How successful was the civil rights movement?
  • April 18, 2012
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • March 7, 2012

Videos from Françoise N. Hamlin

Who were the enslaved people in the British North American colonies?
  • August 26, 2013
How is racial inequality rooted in the founding of the United States?
  • August 26, 2013
How has racism impacted how Americans think about identity?
  • August 26, 2013
How did slavery change after U.S. independence from Britain?
  • August 26, 2013
Why didn’t the Declaration of Independence extend rights to enslaved people?
  • August 26, 2013
Why did colonists in the British North American colonies support the institution of slavery?
  • August 26, 2013
What was life like for free blacks in the British North American colonies?
  • August 26, 2013
How did black Southerners resist Jim Crow?
  • March 23, 2012
What was life like for black people in the South under Jim Crow?
  • March 23, 2012
Why is it difficult to say when the civil rights movement began and ended?
  • March 23, 2012
Why is it important for high school students to learn about the civil rights movement?
  • March 23, 2012
Who are you and what do you do?
  • March 23, 2012
What were the major accomplishments of the civil rights movement and what challenges remain?
  • March 23, 2012
What was black power?
  • March 23, 2012
How did the civil rights movement change in the late 1960s?
  • March 23, 2012
Was the federal government supportive of the civil rights movement?
  • March 23, 2012
How did white Southerners resist black activism?
  • March 23, 2012
How did the movement that arose in the 1960s differ from earlier black activism?
  • March 23, 2012
What were the Brown vs. the Board of Education cases?
  • March 23, 2012
Why was the murder of Emmett Till important?
  • March 23, 2012
Why did black activism begin to be more successful in the 1950s?
  • March 23, 2012
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • March 7, 2012
Whose interests did the U.S. Constitution reflect?
  • August 26, 2013
Who was Emmett Till?
  • March 23, 2012
Why did some enslaved people support different sides during the American Revolution?
  • August 26, 2013
A New Nation: Introduction
  • April 26, 2018

Videos from Michael Vorenberg

Why is it important for high school students to learn about the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution?
  • April 7, 2015
Why were state constitutions inadequate after the American Revolution?
  • April 7, 2015
What did James Madison hope would happen at the Constitutional Convention?
  • April 7, 2015
What crises led to Constitutional Convention?
  • April 7, 2015
How were issues of representation addressed at the Constitutional Convention?
  • April 7, 2015
Who were the Federalists and who were the Anti-Federalists?
  • April 7, 2015
What were the Federalist Papers?
  • April 7, 2015
Why did the federal government “reconstruct” the South?
  • March 7, 2012
What were the limitations of the Thirteenth Amendment?
  • March 7, 2012
Who are you and what do you do?
  • March 7, 2012
Was the American Civil War a war over slavery?
  • March 7, 2012
What role did black slaves play in the American Civil War?
  • March 7, 2012
Why is it important for high school students to learn about Reconstruction?
  • March 7, 2012
Why is the civil rights movement sometimes called the “second Reconstruction”?
  • March 7, 2012
In what ways was black life under Jim Crow similar to life under slavery?
  • March 7, 2012
Why did the federal government eventually abandon Reconstruction?
  • March 7, 2012
How did Reconstruction transform black life in the South?
  • March 7, 2012
How did whites in the South resist Reconstruction?
  • March 7, 2012
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • March 7, 2012
What was the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution?
  • March 7, 2012
What is the basic principle of American democracy?
  • February 7, 2008
Why did the Constitution have to be amended to abolish slavery?
  • February 7, 2008
Why should high school students learn about the Constitution?
  • February 7, 2008
Why has the U.S. Constitution endured for more than 200 years?
  • February 7, 2008
What is the role of the Constitutional amendment?
  • February 7, 2008
How did the U.S. Constitution exclude certain groups?
  • February 7, 2008
A New Nation: Introduction
  • April 26, 2018
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