Civil Rights 52: In Her Own Words: Civil Rights Activist Frankie Freeman


Frankie Muse Freeman wore many hats in her remarkable one hundred and one years including wife, mother, lawyer and civil rights activist.  As a youth in her hometown of Danville, VA Freeman regularly faced racial discrimination and promised herself that she would find a way to fight the bias that she faced on a daily basis.  Freeman spent her life fighting discrimination and helping to establish civil rights policies.  Among her many accomplishments, she was the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tool 566: Cross-Curricular Activity--Understanding History Through Images

Download this teacher tool for an activity that gives students the opportunity to present their understanding of, and perspective on, history through images chosen or created. This activity is designed to be used with any Educate.Today history video(s) that you or your students choose.


Teacher Tool 724: Creation Station Activity--Civil Rights Timeline

This teacher tool provides a hands-on Creation Station timeline activity focused on your students' study of the America's Civil Rights Movement. This activity can accompany the Educate.Today video where you found it as well as any other "Civil Rights" videos on the Educate.Today website. Just type "Civil Rights" as your keyword search to see videos students could use in their research to create their timeline.