History in the First Person: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement – Sister Mary Antona Ebo 1
Grades: 7 - 12

Video Description: Take your study of the Civil Rights Movement to individuals who participated in the struggle. Talk with Sister Mary Antona Ebo, a legendary civil rights trailblazer who in 1946 became one of the first three African American nuns in the Sisters of Mary and in 1965 marched in Selma, Alabama.

Type of Video: Program*
Unique Video ID: Civil Rights-9**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have learners compare and contrast Sister Mary Antona Ebo’s experiences with those of present-day activists.
  • Reflect on what was asked of Sister Mary Antona Ebo and write a paragraph about what your main concern would have been.


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