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Rosa Parks sits on a Montgomery bus on December 21, 1956, the day Montgomery’s public transportation system was legally integrated.

On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.

Middle School ELA paired passages. A challenging fiction and poetry pairing that works great for an ELA background study on civil rights, this lesson features a pivotal passage from Susan Crandall's "Whistling Past the Graveyard" and two civil rights era poems (authors unknown). The lesson starts with a YouTube video from the movie "The Help," contains questions to encourage whole class discussion, guided questions for students to answer as they work through the passages, and a writing…

Civil Rights Background Study - Paired Fiction and Poetry

Until the signs like these were common markers of legally enforced laws of racial segregation in America. Racial segregation in the United States as a general term, included physical separation and provision of separate facilities, services, and op

Ruth Law.  Bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age 21.  First woman to do a loop-de-loop.  First woman authorized to wear a uniform by the U.S. Military.

Ruth Bancroft Law ((May 1887 - December was a pioneer American aviatrix during the Bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age First woman to do a loop-de-loop. First woman authorized to wear a uniform by the U.

Segregated Bus, Texas 1956. Another "splendid" example of "Christian charity" in action, right? unn huh.  :(

This image shows the segregation of buses in Texas and how black people were told to sit in the back of the bus. The front of the bus were only for white people. In some buses, signs were even placed to let people know where their place was to sit.

Photograph of a female samurai warrior from the late 1800's.

30 Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today -- One Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior Of The Upper Bushi (Samurai), Class In Feudal Japan (Late

That D day kiss ....

1945 — V-J Day in Times Square Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.

Also why nuclear weapons shouldn't exist

Hibakusha: That's what survivors of the nuclear bomb are called. The photo is "blind girl' taken in Hiroshima in 1963 by Christer Strömholm. Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast, brighter than a thousand suns. This girl had a hard life.

Extraordinary Araminta Harriet (Ross) Tubman, born a slave in 1820 to slave parents, escaped North and carried out 19 dangerous missions to the south to save 300 slaves (including her parents) thru the Underground Railroad. She helped recruit men for the Harper's Ferry Raid, worked as a scout and armed spy for the Union,  and founded a home for aged African Americans. After the Civil War was outspoken advocate for women's suffrage. Amazing…(km)

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta March 1822 – March was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War.

Special photo ....Italian girl kisses a soldier.  "War kisses during WWII were the social norms of the time."

Thank you kiss. Elvin Harley of Kalamazoo, Michigan, of the Armored Division, gets a kiss on the cheek from a little French girl while listening to the Armored Division Band near Aboncourt in northeastern France near the Belgium border on February