Grade Range: 8-12Resource Type(s): Interactives & MediaDate Posted: 2/5/2014
Civil rights legend Robert Moses, Marshall Ganz, activist and professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, students, and others participated in a panel discussion about Freedom Summer, the 1964 youth-led effort to end the political disenfranchisement and educational inequality of African Americans in the Deep South, and discuss the role of young people in shaping America’s past and future. The webcast was hosted from the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Mississippi. The resource includes links to lesson plans, blog post, and a conversation kit designed to spark discussion on the legacy of the civil rights movement.
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The March on Washington, August 28, 1963, was the largest civil rights demonstration the nation h...
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