Civil Rights Advocates
The calling out of racism and racial injustice has become undeniably prevalent in the United States, but this wasn't always the case. During the civil rights movement, many black activists paved the way, advocating for social and legal action through means including sit-ins, protests, and marches. Ideologies and approaches differed at times, but what bonded these pioneers together was their determination for African Americans to be seen and recognized as humans and equals in the United States. Readers will discover how The New York Times covered such figures as Daisy Bates, the Freedom Riders, and Malcolm X as they fought for equal rights. Features such as media literacy terms and questions will enhance readers' connection to the story of civil rights.