Breaking Barriers

Biography

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is the first African American woman to hold several positions, including Secretary of State.
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Biography

Coretta Scott King

Although best known for being the wife of famed civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Coretta Scott King created her own legacy.
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Biography

Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
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General

Freedom Summer

During the summer of 1964, hundreds of college students flooded Mississippi to register African Americans to vote.
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General

Little Rock Nine

Imagine showing up to your first day of school and being greeted by an angry mob and the National Guard.
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Biography

Maggie L. Walker

Maggie Lena Walker was one of the foremost female business leaders in the US and the first woman to own a bank.
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Biography

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and set in motion one of the largest social movements in history, the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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General

The Sit-In Movement

Being served at a lunch counter was normal for whites, but African Americans were not allowed to sit at lunch counters throughout the South.
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Biography

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph relentlessly pursued her dreams becoming an international track and field star.
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Lesson Plan

19th Amendment

Examine the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women voting rights.
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