In this lesson, students read a passage on Black Power from a popular textbook. Students then examine four historical documents to complicate the textbook’s description and answer the historical question: What was the Black Power Movement in Los Angeles?
We developed this lesson as part of a partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District to create lessons about African American history in L.A. While the lesson focuses on the Black Power Movement in Los Angeles, it offers insights into the nationwide Black Power Movement. To access the other lessons made in this partnership, click here.
Image: Photograph of college students protesting on campus in 1969. From the Cal State Northridge Library.