Experiencing Segregation–Growing Up in my Hometown
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Sister Mary Antona Ebo describes not feeling welcome in her home town of Bloomington, IL because of the color of her skin.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: DCivil Rights-114**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • In a journal entry or think/pair/share activity, have students compare their “growing up” experience in their hometown to what Sister Ebo describes.
  • As part of your study of civil rights and/or segregation/discrimination, have students hypothesize about where Sister Ebo might not have been able to go. What places would have been “off limits” for her because of her race?


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**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.