African American Activists | National Women’s History Museum


Students will learn about Ida B Wells, Rosa Parks, and Fannie Lou Hammer; all female African American activists who fought for justice and equality in different time periods throughout the 19th and 20th century. Students will research, evaluate and collaborate as they uncover the core beliefs and ideals of these activists, question what changed and what stayed the same throughout their reform movements and finally, determine the impact of their work.


Approximately two 45/50-minute class periods with one evening of student homework


Students will be able to answer these questions:

  • How did African American women work to change American society and what was their impact?
  • What core beliefs and…

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