Theme: Student Protests

Over the past two years, students have increasingly taken to the streets to protest a range of issues, including Donald Trump as president, tolerance of gun violence, and now climate change inaction. This themed post on podcasts covering post-World War II student protest has been inspired by the Backstory podcast’s recent episode (#236) “Teen Activists: A History of Youth Politics and Protest.” Here we briefly outline a few podcast episodes and additional sources you can integrate into your US history classrooms on post-World War II student protesters in high school and college.

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99% Invisible – The Green Book

This episode provides an overview of the origin of the Negro Motorist's Green Book - a travel guide for African Americans during post-WW2 Jim Crow America. It situates this guide within the context of the rise of car culture and the Civil Rights Movement.

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