Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, desegregating America’s schools and making giant strides toward providing an equal education for all students, Teachers Domain–a free digital library of multimedia resources for classroom and independent study–has launched a new online resource to commemorate the achievement. The Civil Rights Special Collection contains video clips and news articles documenting the history behind the civil-rights movement. Students can learn about the effects of mass protest, research the history of voting rights, hear the courageous stories of civil-rights leaders such as Rosa Parks during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and witness much of the civil unrest that eventually led to the desegregation of the nation’s schools. The site’s resources are accompanied by lesson plans correlated with national and state standards, as well as resource management tools to facilitate teachers’ use of the library.

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