Civil Rights Heroes.
A profile of some of the civil rights movement's greatest leaders. Included are: actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, whose 50-year marriage has spanned the history of the movement; Beverly Carter and Gloria Carter Dickerson, who suffered abuse when they broke the color line at Mississippi schools in the 1960s; and Bill Russell, the star basketball player who became the first African-American head coach in the National Basketball Association.
Check out BIO’s original video series, American Freedom Stories, about the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, and the leaders and everyday heroes who fought to make racial equality a reality. Watch videos.
The Emmy Award-winning Education Department of A&E Television Networks develops educational resources for teachers. Check out some fascinating BIO BLOG articles by the education team.
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