SPLC Study Finds that More than Half of States Fail at Teaching the Civil Rights Movement | Southern Poverty Law Center

SPLC Study Finds that More than Half of States Fail at Teaching the Civil Rights Movement | Southern Poverty Law Center

Though the civil rights movement is one of the defining events of U.S. history, most states fail when it comes to teaching the movement to students, a first-of-its-kind study released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center has found. The study – Teaching the Movement: The State of Civil Rights Education 2011 –  examined state standards and curriculum requirements related to the study of the modern civil rights movement for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It was conducted by the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance program and includes a forward by noted civil rights activist and historian Julian Bond.

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