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Top Podcast Episodes for the History Classroom: Civil Rights Edition

A curated episode list by
Kelly Chase

Creation Date October 25th, 2020
Updated Date Updated August 10th, 2021
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Sometimes as a teacher it is hard to find specific episodes of podcasts that are appropriate for the history classroom, this list is to showcase some amazing episodes that you could use as a learning resource with students.
  1. Vote for History Detective in the 2021 Podcast Awards  in the History and People's Choice categories!https://www.podcastawards.com/ If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeThe actions of Rosa Parks in 1955 were a cataly
  2. Clare Wright unlocks the story behind a 1969 press photograph of a neatly dressed woman smiling demurely at the camera while chained to the front doors of a city building.
  3. A landmark Supreme Court case. A civil rights revolution. Why has everyone forgotten what happened next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
  4. Maybe you have seen a photo of the medal ceremony for the men's 200 meters at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. U.S. sprinter and Gold medallist Tommie Smith and his compatriot John Carlos, the Bronze medallist, stand on the dais. They have no
  5. The civil rights icon's unusual pancake recipe -- with peanut butter in the batter -- offers a glimpse into her personal life and reveals the history of a southern food staple.
  6. On July 1st last year, a traditional day of celebration and protest in Hong Kong, pro democracy activists stormed the Legislative Council complex (Leg Co) and broke into the legislative chamber. One protestor, Brian Leung Kai-ping, seized the m
  7. Bayard Rustin was an openly gay black man born in 1912. He spent his life working tirelessly for equal rights, peace, democracy, and economic equality, including being one of the primary planners of the 1963 March on Washington. Learn more abo
  8. Because of his previous ties to the Communist Party, his race, and his sexual orientation, the McCarthy era was extremely dangerous for Rustin. This was one of many reasons why his activism focused on other countries in the 1950s. Learn more a
  9. Don’t start—or stop—with Stonewall. To understand not just LGBTQ history but all post-war U.S. history, students must see the 1960s in context. In this episode, Amnesty International’s Ian Lekus dives into the minority-rights revolutions of the
  10. The revolution was intersectional. Amnesty International’s Ian Lekus returns to discuss ways educators can highlight the many identities of 1960s activists and help students understand the roles LGBTQ people played in movements you already teac

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