Juliette Hampton Morgan – “A White Woman Who Understood”

Juliette Hampton Morgan - "A White Woman Who Understood"

The lessons in this guide build upon the life of Juliette Hampton Morgan, a white woman who lived in Montgomery, Alabama, during segregation. At a time when our nation’s laws sanctioned, and in many ways mandated, white supremacy, Morgan challenged racism among her white peers. She was an ally — someone who supports and stands up for the rights and dignity of others — and her story provides a powerful roadmap for today’s students. This guide contains three lesson plans appropriate for grades 9-12 that meet academic content standards for U.S. history, language arts and visual arts. These lessons can be easily incorporated into typical classroom content units. A special lesson for teachers, also included in the guide, is designed as a professional development activity and supports core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

  • Format: pdf
  • Publisher: Civil Rights Memorial Center
  • Author: Jeff Sapp
  • Resource Release Date: 01/01/2006
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