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Grades: 5, 9-12
From the Clinton 12 school desegregation to the lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville and across the state, Tennesseans played pivotal roles in the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s to the early 1970s. In this trunk students will explore the history of the movement in Tennessee and the involvement of movement leaders, such as Diane Nash, and John Lewis.
Ultimately, your students will realize that ordinary young people stepped up to bring about extraordinary change in our state and nation.
Photograph © by Jimmy Ellis, The Tennessean, not to be used without written permission.
Trunk Highlights Include:
Historic photos of the Nashville Sit-ins
Reproduction segregation signs
The Clinton 12 documentary DVD
DVD Documentary on the Nashville Sit-ins from the award winning exhibit We Shall Not Be Moved at the Tennessee State Museum.
Children’s book: Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack
Download The Modern Movement for Civil Rights in Tennessee Lesson Plan
For your planning: please note that this trunk measures 21(L)x9(W)x17(H), and weighs roughly 30 pounds.