Welcome to the American Civil Rights Movement!

I would like to take a few moments to write a little bit about myself and about your American Civil Rights Movement blog. . .

imageI was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. I attended UTEP, where I was captain of the dance team. Dancing has been a passion of mine since I was 10 years old. I transferred my junior year to Texas State University-San Marcos, where I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in History and soon with my Master’s degree in Secondary Education.

I have a background in many disciplines of history. However, I have always had a profound interest in U.S. History, specifically African-American History. My favorite eras to study are: the American Civil War, Jim Crow, and the American Civil Rights Movement.

Besides being an educator I am also a wife and mother. My husband Sam and I had our first child in 2012, our beautiful son, Riley. A few of my hobbies include: spending time with my family and friends, going to the gym, watching movies, shopping for makeup, listening to music, and dancing.

This blog will be your tool to help bridge the gap between the past and present. It will help you gain a better understanding of the people, places, and events of the American Civil Right Movement. This time period, between 1954 and 1971, became one of the most influential turning points in our nation’s history. Think of this blog as “head quarters” for the entire unit on the Civil Rights. This is where I will post projects, assignments, readings, pictures, and videos. I will also allow opportunities for you to virtually engage and collaborate with your peers in a respectful and academic manner. Take advantage, for this blog will serve as your tool into this extraordinary moment in time. Remember: this blog is here for YOU! 




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