Voting Rights

Teaching SNCC: The Organization at the Heart of the Civil Rights Revolution

Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez. 24 pages. Rethinking Schools. A series of role plays that explore the history and evolution of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, including freedom rides and voter registration.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Voting Rights, African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, Women's History
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One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally

Book - Non-fiction. By Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden. 2019. 288 pp. A young readers edition of Anderson's voter suppression analysis and history, One Person, No Vote.
Time Periods: 19th Century, 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 21st Century
Themes: Voting Rights, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship
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They Say I’m Your Teacher

Film. Directed by Lucy Massie Phenix and Catherine Murphy. 2019. 9 minutes. Documentary about Citizenship Schools.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: Voting Rights, African American, Education, Organizing
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Aug. 22, 1964: Sharecroppers Demand Delivery of Full Suffrage in the U.S.

Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, and the other members of the MFDP at the Democratic National Convention, questioned the nation about the lack of "one person, one vote" in the United States.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Voting Rights, African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing
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Bloody Monday Kentucky 1855

Aug. 6, 1855: Bloody Monday

On election day, in Louisville, Kentucky, Protestant mobs attacked German and Irish Catholic neighborhoods.
Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: Voting Rights, Immigration
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People’s History of Fourth of July: Beyond 1776 - On July 4, 1876, suffragists crash the Centennial Celebration at Independence Hall to present the “Declaration of the Rights of Women” | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

July 4, 1876: Suffragists Crash Centennial Celebration at Independence Hall

Members of the National Woman Suffrage Association crashed the Centennial Celebration at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to present the “Declaration of the Rights of Women.”
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Voting Rights, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Women's History
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The Voting Booth

Book - Fiction. By Brandy Colbert. 2020. 304 pages. A novel for high school students that centers on voting rights -- weaving in a myriad of voter suppression tactics and the importance of everyone playing a role in fighting for the right to vote.
Time Periods: 21st Century
Themes: Voting Rights, African American
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