While the World Watched

Building Bridges

While the World Watched: by Carolyn Maull McKinstry

On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s restroom she had just exited. It was one of the seminal moments in the Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American history . . . and the turning point in a young girl’s life.

Building Bridges: What has History Taught Us About Civil Rights?

Civil Rights

Human Rights


Civil Rights Leaders

Brown vs. Board of Education


Civil Rights Act of 1964

Writing Throughout the Unit

Students will write essays including topics in the form of:





Elements of Plot

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Strength lies in differences, not in similarities~ Stephen R. Covey