Guides for Youth Programming Poster 19-B Teen
Name of Poster: Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965
Poster #: 19-B
Medium: Photographic Print
Artist: James Karales
Owner or Venue: James Karales Collection, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University
Use Visual Thinking Strategies to discuss the poster in depth.
Connect to library resources with a follow-up discussion; this could go in a variety of directions, depending on the interest of the facilitator and the group. Here are some possibilities:
Context and details of the Selma-to-Montgomery March. (See PBS website below.)
You may also want to view (either in full or through excerpts) popular films about civil rights and nonviolent protests.
Other famous images of nonviolent protests/activism, i.e., Kent State scenes, John Lennon’s “bed-in,” etc.
The ways teens can and do protect their own rights and how the media represents their struggle.
Booktalk contemporary teen fiction related to peaceful protests (examples found in Program Books).
In addition to the Picturing America Teachers Resource Book, pp. 84–85, the books in the bibliography and the websites listed here provide a starting point for information.
Video: Selma-to-Montgomery March (and related links)
Includes footage of the march and a wealth of related materials, such as a voter registration form designed to keep African Americans from voting.
Teens (ages 13–18)
Each of these titles speaks to nonviolent protest and/or rights for a disenfranchised group.
Crowe, Chris. Mississippi Trial, 1955. Fogelman Books, 2002.
Draper, Sharon. Fire from the Rock. Dutton, 2007.
Kamara, Mariatu and Susan McClelland. The Bite of the Mango. Annick Press, 2008.
Levithan, David. Wide Awake. Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Myers, Walter Dean. The Glory Field. Scholastic, 2008.
McMullen, Margaret.When I Crossed No-Bob. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Nolan, Han. A Summer of Kings. Harcourt, 2006.
Robinet, Harriette Gillem. Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues. Aladdin, 2002.
Sleator, William. Test. Amulet Books, 2008.
Truly, Traci. Teen Rights (and Responsibilities): A Legal Guide for Teens and the Adults in Their Lives. Sphinx Pub., 2005.
Venkatraman, Padma. Climbing the Stairs. Putnam, 2008.
Walters, Eric. Stuffed. Orca, 2006.
Hairspray. Dir. John Waters. New Line Cinema, 1988.
Hair. Dir. Milos Forman. CIP Filmproduktion GmbH, 1979.
Adelman, Bob. Mine Eyes Have Seen. Time Inc. Home Entertainment, 2007.
Bausum, Ann. Freedom Riders. National Geographic, 2006.
Davidson, Bruce. Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961–1965. St. Ann’s Press, 2002.
Etheridge, Eric, Diane McWhorter and Roger Wilkins. Breach of Peace: Portraits of the1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders. Atlas and Co., 2008.
Frank, Robert and Jack Kerouac (Introduction). The Americans. Steidl/National Gallery of Art, 2008.
Kasher, Steven. The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954–68. Abbeville Press, 1996.
Moore, Charles and Michael S. Durham. Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore. University Alabama Press, 2007
Tusa, Bob and Herbert Randall. Faces of Freedom Summer. University of Alabama Press, 2001.