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National History Standards
Materials compiled in this document can be used by educators to fulfill the
History Standards for Grades 5-12:
Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
STANDARD 4: The struggle for racial and gender equality and for
the extension of civil liberties.
Standard 4A: The student understands the “Second
Reconstruction” and its advancement of civil rights
7-12: Explain the origins of the postwar civil rights movement and
the role of the NAACP in the legal assault on segregation. [Analyze multiple
5-12: Evaluate the agendas, strategies, and effectiveness of various
African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, and Native Americans,
as well as the disabled, in the quest for civil rights and equal
opportunities. [Explain historical continuity and change]
9-12: Assess the reasons for and effectiveness of the escalation from
civil disobedience to more radical protest in the civil rights movement.
[Marshal evidence of antecedent circumstances]
Abraham. Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois.
27 January 1838. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New
Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University, 1953-). Vol. I, pp. 108-115.
Photograph from Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., et al., Lincoln, an
Illustrated Biography. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992), p. 67, MSA
Luther King, Jr. "Letter from Birmingham Jail." From Robert A.
Goldwin, ed. On Civil Disobedience. (Chicago: Rand
McNally & Co., 1973), pp. 61-71. Photograph from Taylor Branch, Parting
the Waters. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988) second photo
insert, 60-62, MSA SC 2221-12-18.
Rights Act of 1964, MSA SC 2221-12-30.
Rights Act of 1965, MSA SC 2221-12-22.
COLLECTIONS (Maryland State Archives Map Collection) Map of Cambridge,
ca. 1960. Highways of Dorchester County, Maryland Department of
Transportation. MSA SC 1427-215, MSA SC 2221-12-16.
collation of transcripts of a speech given by H. Rap Brown on 24 July
1967 in Cambridge Maryland, by Lawrence Peskin and Dawn Almes, and a
recording of part of the speech provided by Wayne E. Page, MSA
COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Criminal Papers) #2116 Maryland vs. H. Rap
Brown, September 1967, MSA T 2091. The Annotated Code of the
Public General Laws of Maryland Horace E. Flack, ed., Vol 1, Sec. 7,
Art. 27 (Baltimore: King Bros. Inc., 1952). ATTORNEY GENERAL (Criminal
Investigation Papers) #1028, 1968, transcript of reports concerning H.
Rap Brown's speech, MSA T 2094, MSA SC 2221-12-12.\
newspaper accounts relating to the arrest of H. Rap Brown, MSA SC
2520, MSA SC 2221-12-35.
from Die Nigger Die! by H. Rap Brown (New York: Dial Press,
1969), MSA SC 2221-12-13.
from the Addresses and State Papers of Spiro T. Agnew (Annapolis: State of Maryland, 1975), MSA SC 2221-12-6.
(General File) Letters to and from Delegate Aris Allen in 1968
concerning Governor Agnew's remarks to the African American leadership
in Baltimore, 11 April 1968. MSA S 1041-1713, MSA SC
GENERAL (Criminal Investigation Papers) 1967-1973, MSA T 2094 MSA
accounts relating to alleged fraudulent charges and dismissal of H. Rap
Brown case, MSA SC 2221-12-32.
accounts of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, arrested in 1995 for weapons and
assault charges, MSA SC 2221-12-33.
Additional Media Resources
Calcott, Maryland & America 1940 to 1980. (Baltimore:
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985), pp. 152-167, MSA SC
Irons, The Courage of Their Convictions. (New York: The Free
Press, 1988), pp. 130-152, MSA SC 2221-12-2.
Bernstein and Bob Woodward, All the President's Men (New
York: Warner Books Inc., 1974) title page and acknowledgements. MSA
Schneider. "Summer of Fire." Washington Post Magazine, July 26, 1992, MSA SC 2221-12-20.
L. Szanton. Baltimore 2000 A Choice of Futures. A Report to the Goldseker
Foundation. 1986, MSA SC 2221-12-17.
of H. Rap Brown from Contemporary Authors, vol. 125, and interview with
John Lewis, published in the Baltimore City Paper, January 24, 1992, MSA SC 2221-12-14.
news stories on Judge Robert Mack Bell, MSA SC 2221-12-37.
for William Kunstler, September 5, 1995, MSA SC 2221-12-36
Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters, America in the King Years 1954-63. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.
Kennicott, Patrick C. and Wayne E. Page. "H. Rap Brown: The
Cambridge Incident." The Quarterly Journal of Speech, October
1971, Vol. LVII, No. 3, pp. 325-334.
King, Martin Luther, Jr. Why We Can't Wait. New York: Harper
& Row, 1963.
Schneider, Howard. "Summer of Fire." The Washington Post
Magazine, July 26, 1992, pp. 14-18; 26-27.
Simon, James F. The Antagonists. Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter and
Civil Liberties in Modern America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
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