Young Black organizers who confront oppressive systems have always been met with violence—educators can look at the uprisings of Freedom Summer in 1964 and those in Minneapolis in 2020 for evidence. Despite the pushback they face, Black activists’ work leads to changes in laws and culture. Use these resources to teach about Freedom Summer and highlight how Black people have asserted their agency in efforts to effect policy change in the United States.
Teaching Hard History: The Civil Rights Movement
In season three of our Teaching Hard History podcast, we’ll be offering a detailed look at how to teach the Black freedom struggle of the U.S. civil rights movement.
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Future Voters Project
Check out the Future Voters Project and join us as we work toward our goal of registering all eligible students by the time they graduate high school!