If you teach civil rights activism and non-violent protests during the 1960s and 1970s, include the Give Voice to History instructional materials featuring Morty Manford. Recommended for grades 10+
Rationale for using archival audio oral history testimony
Listening promotes active engagement, improves reading, and helps students understand tone, message, and central themes. Listening is also critical to social-emotional learning development.
Learning outcomes, essential questions, background information, relevant Gay Rights groups, guiding questions, intersections with concurrent events, suggested connections to today's world, transcript, and more are included in the Give Voice to History Project curriculum.
Morty Manford witnessed the Stonewall Inn riots, a key turning point for Gay Rights and the LGBT movement, on June 28th, 1969. A few months later, Morty helped found the Gay Activist Alliance, later became its President, and championed Gay Rights during the post-Stonewall uprising.
Morty Manford archival audio oral history testimony