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PBS NewsHour hosts town hall with President Obama

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The PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill hosted a special event, ‘Questions for President Obama,’ on June 1 in Elkart, Indiana. Elkart was the first city Obama visited after he was elected president in 2008. Continue reading

Five things to know about North Carolina’s House Bill 2

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Find out what North Carolina’s infamous House Bill 2 means for the transgender community and for the state of North Carolina. Continue reading

Montgomery police honor civil rights history in officer training

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In Montgomery, Alabama, County Police Chief Kevin Murphy recognized that many of his younger police officers were not aware of the turbulent civil rights history of their city. Continue reading

The Civil Rights Movement: A Time for Change – Lesson Plan

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The Civil Rights Movement did not begin suddenly in the 1960s, nor was it a short battle. To understand the enormity of the famous March on Washington, we compiled a timeline of major civil rights events in the 100 years leading up to August 20, 1963. Continue reading

From Selma to Montgomery: An Introduction to the 1965 Marches – Lesson Plan

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Students will learn about the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement. They will examine the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and watch clips from the movie Selma. Most importantly, students will think critically about sources of information. Continue reading

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