Taylor Branch - At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 - UCTV - University of California Television
Taylor Branch - At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
Premiere Date: 6/19/2006; 59 minutes


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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Martin Luther King, Jr.,Taylor Branch explores America in the King years, 1965-68. Presented by the Walter H. Capps Center at UCSB. (#11464)

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K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 11

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.10 Students analyze the development of federal civil rights and voting rights.

4. Examine the roles of civil rights advocates, including the significance of Martin Luther King, Jr.Æs ôLetter from Birmingham Jailö and ôI Have a Dreamö speech.

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.10 Students analyze the development of federal civil rights and voting rights.

5. Discuss the diffusion of the civil rights movement of African Americans from the churches of the rural South and the urban North, including the resistance to racial desegregation in Little Rock and Birmingham, and how the advances influenced the agendas, strategies, and effectiveness of the quests of American Indians, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans for civil rights and equal opportunities.

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