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Still Marching for Jobs and Freedom

Throughout the 1960s, civil rights advocates worked and marched for jobs, justice, and civil rights, especially for African Americans. The March for Jobs and Freedom was one part of that movement but it marked a turning point in the fight for civil rights. The March, famous in part because of Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have […]

Rosa Parks Arrives at the Rotunda

Last week, the calendar advanced from February—African American History Month—to March—Women’s History Month. Who better to lead us from one historic month to the next than Rosa Parks, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement? This past week was an historic one for Rosa Parks. On Tuesday, February 27, Rosa Parks became the first African American […]

Revisiting the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20 is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, invite students to open their minds by first opening their ears. Explore Dr. King’s continued significance through music. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Christopher Columbus are the only historical figures who never served as President for which the Federal government commemorates with a day […]

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