History in the First Person: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement 1
Grades: 5 - 12

Video Description: Take your study of the Civil Rights Movement to individuals who participated in the struggle. Meet two individuals whose actions made a difference in civil rights for people in their native St. Louis. Guests are Percy Green and Bernice Thompson.

Type of Video: Program*
Unique Video ID: Civil Rights-11**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Provide the video for students engaging in an independent or extension project related to the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Have students view the program individually and select a topic or event featured in the program to research for a project they do on their own or with a partner or in a group.
  • Have students respond to one of the stories told by one of the programs’ guests in a form of their choosing—short story, essay, art work, short play, etc.


*Programs offer long form exploration of a topic(s) in the area of study with single or multiple guests interacting with an audience.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.