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This is a story of a time of extreme and widespread violence against African-Americans and African-American communities. At the heart of the story is the power and resilience that can be seen in the multitude of ways that Black people stood up to and fought back against the injustices and violence they faced.
These activities consist of viewing the episode and responding to the discussion prompts embedded in the episode.
These activities ask students to (1) generate their own questions and plan larger inquiries into the historical record regarding the stories presented in the video, and then (2) find, evaluate, and interpret historical documents to develop a research claim.
These activities extend the themes of the story presented in the episode to other events and into the future. These resources and activities help students see how we can use an understanding of the past to make sense of more recent events and imagine a different future.