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        Keep Your Head Up | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        In this lesson, students examine their attitudes about some of the complexities posed by race. Students then explore the success of two African Americans in the entertainment industry—Oprah Winfrey and Robert L. Johnson, head of BET (Black Entertainment Television).

        Keep Your Head Up: Clip | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        Explore the success of two African Americans in the entertainment industry—Oprah Winfrey and Robert Johnson, head of BET (Black Entertainment Television).

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        Keep Your Head Up: 3-2-1 Chart | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        Organize the class into small groups and distribute the “3-2-1 Strategy Chart” to all students. Have them watch the clip and complete the three sections of the handout.

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        Keep Your Head Up: Discussion Activity | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        Make copies of the “Post-Viewing Discussion/Activity” sheet and distribute to each class. Place students in small working groups and assign each group one the questions to discuss.

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        Keep Your Head Up: Teacher Guide | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        In this lesson, students engage in discussions about racial discrimination and the progress of race relations in America. For ideas and guidance on discussing controversial issues, refer to the “Discussing Controversial Issues.”

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