Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: Freedom Riders


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

I. The Rides
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/rides

Follow the stops on this excellent interactive map and read the captions for each screen.

II. The People

a. Freedom Riders

Ralph Abernathy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/ralph-abernathy

James Farmer
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/james-farmer

John Lewis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/john-lewis

Joan Mulholland
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/joan-trumpauer-mulholland

James Peck
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/james-peck

Jim Zwerg
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/jim-zwerg

b. Movement Leaders

Diane Nash
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/diane-nash

Fred Shuttlesworth
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/fred-shuttlesworth

c. U.S. Federal Government

J.Edgar Hoover
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/j-edgar-hoover

Robert F. Kennedy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/robert-f-kennedy

John Seigenthaler
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/john-seigenthaler

d. Other Figures

Eugene "Bull" Connor
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/eugene-bull-connor

John Patterson
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/john-patterson

Howard K. Smith
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/howard-k-smith-cbs

III. The Issues

Jim Crow Laws
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/issues/jim-crow-laws

Slow Progress
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/issues/slow-progress

The Solid South
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/issues/the-solid-south

The Cold War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/issues/the-cold-war

The Media
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/issues/the-media

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Civil+Rights

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT 

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