PBS LearningMedia Center Features Decision in the Streets

Resources for Teachers

Jack Weinberg Picketing Bank of America, Berkeley, CA 1963.

Jack Weinberg Picketing Bank of America, Berkeley, CA 1963. Resources for Teachers

PBS LearningMedia is a place where teachers can get resources free on the internet to use in their classes about various subjects. Decision in the Streets (1965), a film by Harvey Richards, is the subject of one of their segments.  It features footage from the film reviewing the history of bay area protest movements from 1960 to 1965.  “Activist film maker” Harvey Richards’ voice is included in the segment along with their narrator telling the story. To learn more about the film and the history it contains, see the Decision in the Streets film post on this web site. The PBS LearningMedia segment is a wonderful summary of the film worth watching. Take a look. And thank you PBS for including this film in your resources for teachers internet outlet.

Decision in the Streets includes segments on the 1960′s anti-HUAC demonstrations; Hands-off-Cuba demonstrations during the Bay of Pigs invasion and Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and 1963; the 1963 march of 15,000 church and union people protesting the Birmingham, Alabama, church bombings; mass arrests of protesters sitting in at the Sheraton Palace Hotel over racist hiring; the 1964 anti-Goldwater Republican convention protests; the Free Speech Movement at U.C. Berkeley, and others.


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