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Social Studies Middle School

Civil Resistance Movements

When faced with oppression what's more effective - violent or non-violent resistance? This public radio story looks at the research of conflicts and resistance movements over time and the effectiveness of fighting back without violence. Have students use this analysis to better understand the two sides of the Civil Rights Movement - Martin Luther King Jr's message of non-violent resistance and Malcolm X's "Black Power" philosophy.

US History II Civil RIghts Violence Race

Story Length: 7:46

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AIR DATE: 08/21/2014

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