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Soul Music and the Civil Rights Era: Respecting Self and the Other

Welcome to the third installment of our four-part blog series exploring the connections between music, history, and social change. In this third lesson, students will learn about two Stax Records recordings that both address respect: Otis Redding’s “Respect” and the Staple Singers’ “Respect Yourself.” 

Booker T and the MGs performing on stage. Photo courtesy of Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Soul Music and the Civil Rights Era: Breaking the Racial Barriers

Welcome to the second installment of our four-part blog series exploring the connections between music, history, and social change. In this second lesson, students will be introduced to Booker T & the MGs, who were the house band for many Stax Records artists, in addition to being an independent act.

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A Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Civil Rights History

  With summer easing its way into fall, we all are busy thinking about strategies and resources to bring into the classroom this school year. As a Facing History program associate and former history teacher, I try to work in activities and lessons that build critical reading skills, which got me …