Stepping Forward: The Fight for College Integration

Video


In this video, students learn about the courage of Autherine Lucy and Pollie Ann Myers. When they were denied admission to the University of Alabama because of the color of their skin, Lucy and Myers fought back. Their actions were important steps toward the racial integration of colleges in the United States.

This video was made in conjunction with Makematic.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe Autherine Lucy and Pollie Ann Myers’ actions and their impact on civil rights
  • Engage in direct discussion
  • Identify forms of civic action used to create change
  • Analyze the video’s topic and connect it to current events