Story of Segregation—My Protest at the Gateway Arch
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New February 2023! Percy Green explains his act of civil disobedience during the construction of the Arch.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Civil Rights-67**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Mr. Green’s actions made him someone to be admired as a positive role model. Have your students create a list of qualities that positive role models have. Then have them identify people in their lives and in the public that display these qualities.
  • There are many first person Civil Rights videos on the Educate.Today website; use the keyword “Civil Rights.” Use the videos as prompts for think pair share activities, jigsaws, small group discussions, journaling, and dramatic play. Their stories are also available for individual study, research projects or National History Day projects.


To learn more about Percy Green, check out the full program this segment is edited from: History in the First Person: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement 2. (Unique ID: Civil Rights-12)

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.