Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Movement has a long and wide reach in Harlem’s history. Many people of all races played an important role in the movement. Our Harlem Civil Rights Lesson Plans will introduce students to some of these great individuals like Wyatt Tee Walker, Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr, Julia de Burgos, Hurbert Harrison, W.E.B. du Bois, Walter White, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and Ida B. Wells, just to name just a few. 

Our virtual reading comprehension lessons are on four different levels for a more tailored learning experience for your students. The reading lessons are developed for K – 12 grades and are all aligned to common core standards. Levels 2-4 contain a range of learning materials that help students retain what they learn and apply it. The Civil Right Movement reading lessons are some of the most popular and most commonly requested of our reading lessons.  

Now, more than ever, we need to understand the Civil Rights Movement and the role that the people of Harlem, as well as Harlem itself, had to play in the events that unfolded. Learning from history is the only way to avoid repeating it so it is critical that students learn about the Harlem Civil Rights Movement and how it is carrying over to the fight for social justice and liberties that we are seeing today.