This unit is going to familiarize students with key people, places, and events that took place during the Civil Rights Movement. Upon completion of the unit, students will have a better idea of how different people from different backgrounds were able to impact the movement in their own ways, whether it was as an activist, athlete, or entertainer.

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VUS.13 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s
a) identifying the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the roles of Thurgood
Marshall and Oliver Hill, and how Virginia responded;
b) describing the importance of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP), the 1963 March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the
Voting Rights Act of 1965.