Tag: Black History Month
Before the Civil Rights movement in the mid-20th century, the African American middle class was growing and many families were able to purchase automobiles and plan vacations. However, Jim Crow laws were still in force in many parts of the country, and black travelers, including famed athletes, actors and businessmen, could face denial of access to restaurants, gas stations and hotels (or worse) if they weren't in the know about which businesses would accommodate them.
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Black History Month is a good time to reflect on the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders, so we visited several sites in Atlanta related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and civil rights. We found things at all these that spoke to children of various ages, but particularly to teens. And the experience led to some interesting conversations, especially after we visited the Center for Civil and Human Rights.