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Report Highlights Resources for Teaching Civil Rights Movement

Many states falter on how aggressively they push to teach civil rights history, a new study says, but some also provide excellent teaching resources on the subject. The report, “Teaching the Movement 2014,” prepared for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project, is the fourth in an annual series.

“[T]he bad news is that ignorance remains the operative word when it comes to the civil rights movement and much of African-American history,” writes Julian Bond, NAACP chairman emeritus, in the report’s foreward. He added that he hopes the report can help facilitate an education system in which students can learn “to understand and know each other.”