Before viewing the photographs and doing the activities, students should be able to:
- Understand American history up to 1960, including the Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education (1955).
- Articulate the origins of the postwar civil rights movement.
- Explain the resistance to civil rights in the South between 1954 and 1965.
- Understand the leadership and ideology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in the civil rights movement and evaluate their legacies.
- Understand the reasons for, and the effectiveness of, the escalation from civil disobedience to more radical protest in the civil rights movement.
- Have a general understanding of the major social, economic, and political issues affecting women in the 1960s and 1970s, and explain the conflicts these issues caused.
- Understand that African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, and Native Americans were in a quest for civil rights and equal opportunities that became unified during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.