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Curriculum Guide Prepared by Hofstra University

The Civil Rights Movement on Long Island: A Local History Curriculum Guide for Middle School and High School.
Edited by Dr. Alan Singer

Distributed by Hofstra Social Studies Educators
Social Studies Update, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Winter 1997-1998)


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