Black Lives Matter, The Killing of George Floyd, and the Long Fight for Racial Justice

Lesson Duration

From: The Choices Program

Students will:

  • Review an interactive timeline of black activism in the United States from the 1950s to today (includes videos, images, and information )
  • Identify core themes of the civil rights, racial justice, and Black Lives Matter movements
  • Recognize patterns within and across different decades of activism
  • Collaborate to consider accomplishments of civil rights activists and the enduring obstacles to racial equality in the United States.
  • Evaluate different platforms for activism and the role of social media in protests

tag: distance/ online learning


The Choices Program is a national education initiative developed at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.