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Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

The Economics of the Civil Rights Movement

March 10 7:00-8:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: March 11 2020,


Teachers will be able to:

  • Learn how to teach the Civil Rights movement and its effects on local and national levels from economic perspectives.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, teachers will examine the economics of the Civil Rights strategies.


A large part of the Civil Rights movement was to use economic power to bring social change through actions like boycotts and sit-ins. What were the short and long term economic effects of the Civil Rights Movement in the different cities the place in, as well as on the national level?