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This display explores the active and largely overlooked role played by women throughout World War I, both as a part of the preparedness effort before 1917 and afterwards as uniformed members of both the U.S. military and civilian voluntary organizations. In a larger historical context, the exhibi
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This collection teaches students about the changing role of women during World War II: their role in the workplace, increasing presence in the military, and participation in voluntary organizations that supported the war. Students should think about how these activities reinforced traditional not
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This historical investigation is aligned with the C3 Framework and is from C3teachers.org.
This annotated inquiry leads students through an investigation of the civil rights movement using the lens of
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How did women serve in uniform during World War I? In this episode, host Tory Altman joins Curator Margaret Vining of the Museum's Division of Armed Forces History to talk about women's service in the conflict, and how their contributions helped the cause of the woman suffrage movement.
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In this series of three short videos, civil rights activist and former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee staffer Larry Rubin speaks about his experiences in Mississippi during 1964 Freedom Summer and at the March on Washington in 1963. He shares the affect of the disappearances of Michael
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Freedom Summer veteran Courtland Cox discusses his work in the civil rights movement, the relationship between the work of Freedom Summer and the recent voter registration requirements, and emphasizes that the challenge of this generation of young people will be the fight for equal access to qual
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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 inequa
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast, students can hear from civil rights activist Zoharah Simmons about her experiences in the 1964 Freedom Summer project. This interview is from a program presented at the Museum in 2000 called Fighting for My Rights. The
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In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, hear activist and Mississippi native June Johnson discuss her work in the civil rights movement, including during Mississippi Freedom Summer. Johnson was a teenager when she became active in the movement, and worked alongside Fannie Lo
Lessons & Activities
These three activities are designed as follow-up materials for the National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer, but can be modified for any content.