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PBS LearningMedia Resources: Race, Racism, Protests, Civil Rights, Current Events, and more

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Activists speak at a protest in front of a business.
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These resources from PBS LearningMedia are available to support educators and families while discussing: race, racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, past and current events, and more. These resources are free and open for all to use. If you have any questions about these tools, please contact:


Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of resources. These educational materials are to be used in conjunction with other resources, conversations, and instruction to provide the most complete context for students. These resources are appropriate for middle and high school students, unless otherwise noted. As with all educational materials, please preview these resources prior to utilizing with students to check for appropriateness.


Black History & Historical Individuals


Riots of the Past


Civil Rights

Current Events & News

Resources for Adults Working with Young Children

Non-PBS Resources