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Remembering the March

February 14, 2020

On August 28, 1963, people from all over the country poured into Washington, D.C. Many held signs: “We March for Integrated Schools Now!” and “We Demand Jobs for All Now!” The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom drew about…

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portrait of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass

January 1, 2020

In the decades leading up to the Civil War, Frederick Douglass (February 1818—February 20, 1895) became the most powerful orator and writer of the abolitionist movement. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland, and raised by his…

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Martin Luther King Jr.

January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929—April 4, 1968) is considered one of history’s greatest speakers and social activists. His leadership in peaceful protests helped end segregation during the American civil rights movement. When Martin Luther King Jr. was born,…

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Fannie Lou Hamer

January 1, 2020

Fannie Lou Hamer (October 6, 1917—March 14, 1977) was a civil rights activist. She fought to expand voting rights for African Americans and raise awareness of the terrible impact of segregation. As an African American born in the South…

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Ruby Bridges

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Ruby Bridges

January 1, 2020

In 1960, Ruby Bridges (September 8, 1954—present) walked through the doors of William Frantz Elementary School, in New Orleans, Louisiana. By doing so, she became the first African-American student to attend an all-white elementary school in the Southern United States.…

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Pictures of 2019

December 6, 2019

How will you remember 2019? A year is a collection of moments. There are happy moments and sad ones, moments to celebrate and moments to learn from. In 2019, hundreds of thousands of youth activists marched for climate action. The…

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Discovery in Egypt

October 24, 2019

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered 30 ancient coffins containing well-preserved mummies. This is the largest discovery of its kind since the 19th century. Details of the find were announced on October 19. The wooden coffins are estimated to be 3,000…

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G5-6 Text Set: Civil Rights

September 30, 2019

During the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, black Americans sought to end the effects of racism and discrimination by fighting for equal rights under the law. This text set explores the theme of civil rights by…

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Women to Note

September 19, 2019

George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin. These are some of the historic American men who appear on United States paper currency. But where are the women? “Thousands of women have been overlooked in history,” Rosie Rios told TIME for Kids.…

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Little Rock Nine Video

September 1, 2019

Watch this video to introduce the Civil Rights Text Set.

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