American Reckoning Education Resource
The video segments for this activity come from _American Reckoning_, a PBS Frontline and Retro Report collaboration that examines a little-known story of the civil rights movement. This activity centers on the attempted murder of George Metcalfe and the response by the N.A.A.C.P. and Deacons for Defense chapters of Natchez, Miss.
American Reckoning: The Bombing
After civil rights leader George Metcalfe was severely injured in a car bombing, the Black community in Natchez, Miss., organized their response.
American Reckoning: Black Resistance
In the face of threats from the Ku Klux Klan, a group known as the Deacons for Defense helped to protect the Black community.
American Reckoning: The Boycott
The N.A.A.C.P. of Natchez, Miss., issued 12 demands for racial justice and organized a boycott of area businesses.
In an interactive PBS LearningMedia curriculum based on Un(re)solved, students can explore civil rights history and race relations today. Learn about and speak the names of the many people whose lives were lost during the civil rights era and whose families still await justice.