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Social Studies: "Back Stairs at Brucemore: Life as Servants in Early 20th Century America" looks at the role of servants at a 33-acre estate during the early 1900s. The 21-room mansion was built in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the 1880s with a separate entrance, dining area, & stairs for servants.
"New Kent School & the George W. Watkins School: From Freedom of Choice to Integration" focuses on the 1968 Supreme Court ruling that ended a decade of resistance to school desegregation in the South (1955--1964) & triggered massive integration of schools (1968--1973).
"We Shall Overcome, Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement" is a travel itinerary of 41 churches, houses, & other properties related to the post-World War II civil rights movement. (NPS) http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/
"Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site" looks at Atlanta's Auburn Avenue, the neighborhood where the civil rights leader was born & raised. "Sweet Auburn" became the center of African American life in Atlanta between 1910 & 1930. http://www.nps.gov/malu/