Sample Video 104: 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.

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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.

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