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Social Studies

Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky

Personal stories of the fight for racial equality
Grade Levels:
60 minutes
Taping Rights:
MARC Record:
Web Site:
KET Online
Teaching Materials:
See Below
Program Schedule and Streaming Links:
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During the 1950s and 60s, profound legal and social changes took place in Kentucky and across America as a result of the civil rights movement. This documentary is designed to give a feel for the times, to explain some of the issues that were particularly important in Kentucky, and to inspire young people by showing how people their age have made a difference in society.

To facilitate classroom use, the hour-long video is divided into segments that may be viewed separately. Related biographies, a historical timeline, and lesson plans written by Kentucky teachers for various grade levels, including connections to Program of Studies in social studies, can be found at the KET web site developed by KET.

Living the Story is a 2001 production of Video Editing Services, Lexington, and the Kentucky Oral History Commission of the Kentucky Historical Society. Extended versions of interviews with participants in the documentary are available in the Living the Story: The Rest of the Story series.

Program of Studies:
Social Studies: Cultures and Societies, Historical Perspectives

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

Based on interviews collected for the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project, this documentary explores Kentucky's civil rights history and presents the personal experiences of men and women who recall life in a segregated society and the struggle to bring about social justice. Produced by Arthur Rouse and Joan Brannon for the Kentucky Oral History Commission/Kentucky Historical Society. Betsy Brinson, executive producer.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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Living the Story: The Rest of the Story

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