Civil Rights

How the Black Campus Movement of the 1960s Transformed Higher Education in the United States

By Michael Hirschfield, age 11 and IndyKids Staff Between 1965 and 1972, Black student activists held protests at thousands of colleges and universities to demand more equality in their schools. Known as the Black Campus Movement (BCM), they were campaigning for safety, respect, inclusion, increased enrollment of African-American students, more racial diversity amongst their teachers, …

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Who Am I?

By  Jessie Mai Mitnick, age 11 Former President Barack Obama thought of me as “the Godmother of the civil rights movement.” I was born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 24, 1912. I was raised by my mother, Fanny, who was a nurse, and my father, James, who was a building contractor. As a teenager, I …

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“Sí, Se Puede, Yes We Can” Women Civil Rights Leaders Throughout History

By Nicole Mariano, age:12, Amin Adem, age 13, Madison Smith, age 11, Simone Oduola, age 11, Mary Ryan, Age 11, Chloe Corneal age 11 years old, Nylu Bridges Bernshtayn, age 13, Nicolle Berroa age 12 Dolores Huerta, the Force Behind the United Farm Workers Union By Nicole Mariano      Age:12 Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist, a mother of 11, and …

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Who Am I?

By Arek Lambert, Age 11 I was born on December 13, 1903, in Norfolk, Virginia, to Georgianna Ross Baker and Blake Baker. I had two brothers, Prince Baker and Blake Curtis Baker, and one sister, Margaret Odessa Baker. I was a civil rights activist. I was one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating …

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