They Had A Dream Too
Young Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement
They had a Dream Too: Young Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement is an 11th and 12th grade curriculum project. This project was produced by the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) and made possible by a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. They Had a Dream Too: Young Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement consists of a 28 minute film highlighting the achievement of a few of the thousands of young people who made a difference in the 1950s and 1960s when the struggle for civil rights reached its peak in the United States. The film includes interviews with people who as young adults helped changed their world.
The film also contains a component that educates students about civil rights struggles that have occurred since the 1960s and challenges young people to become leaders today.
Additionally, educators are provided with a curriculum that informs teachers what TEKS and TAKS credits are covered by this project. They Had a Dream Too: Young Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement is a project designed to assist educators, challenge and inspire students, and help build future leaders.