I chose this quote of Coretta Scott King to make a point: freedom can exist only when everyone is set free. This is why I would like to present the quest for civil rights in the United States.
This is a great book about slavery and the quest for freedom. I think it is important to remember that black people in the US had an extremely tough journey before acquiring civil rights.
A day in history: President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, giving hope to more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasting the civil war as a fight against slavery.
A short video about Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its historical context. The Emancipation Proclamation marks a turning point in African American history.
The Letter from the Birmingham Jail is a major text in the history of Black freedom in the United States. It was written on April 16th 1963 by Martin Luther King Jr. In this letter, MLK stands for nonviolent resistance against racism and inequality.
I chose to include Rosa Parks, because she is a major character in the history of the US civil rights movement. Her refusal to give up her seat to a white man sparked the civil rights movement in America.
In this video, we can see historical images retracing the political struggles of Martin Luther King Jr, through his speeches and nonviolent demonstrations.
A movie about the struggle for civil rights for African Americans in the United States
I believe it is important to remember that the fight for equality in the United States is not over and that there still are causes to fight for. Black Lives Matter is an international activist movement founded in 2013 campaigning against racism towards black people around the world.