McComb, Mississippi Students Learn and Teach in Washington, D.C.

On this 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, we were honored to help host a fantastic week in D.C. of teaching and learning by 11 high school students from McComb, Mississippi. Drawing from history and continuing the tradition of activism, they engaged in a wide range of activities including: Sharing their film and play on Freedom […]

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Timothy L. Jenkins Talks To Young People

Students from McComb, Mississippi shared their National History Day Projects at a reception at the African American Civil War Museum on June 17, 2014.  SNCC veterans Frank Smith, Dorie Ladner, Joyce Ladner, and Timothy Jenkins spoke briefly about memories from Mississippi and the importance of activism today, especially in the face of new voting rights restrictions. Here are the remarks from Timothy […]

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Presentation in DC by Students and Teachers from McComb, Miss.

Please join us for a special reception with students and their teachers from McComb, Mississippi. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:00-8:00pm African American Civil War Museum 1925 Vermont Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 Eleven students and their teachers from McComb will be in D.C. for the National History Day (NHD) competition. This is the third time McComb has participated […]

Presentation in DC by Students and Teachers from McComb, Miss.

Please join us for a special reception with students and their teachers from McComb, Mississippi. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:00-8:00pm African American Civil War Museum 1925 Vermont Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 Sixteen students and their teachers from McComb will be in D.C. for the National History Day (NHD) competition. This is the second time McComb […]

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Exciting Developments in McComb, Mississippi

Thanks to funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Teaching for Change has been able to work with a school district and community team in McComb, Mississippi in 2010 to: Send a team of six representatives from the school district and community to the historic 50th anniversary Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Conference at Shaw University. […]

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Child of the Civil Rights Movement author Paula Young Shelton in McComb, Miss.

Paula Young Shelton, author of Child of the Civil Rights Movement (Random House, 2009), was the special guest of the McComb School District on Friday, September 24, 2010. Ms. Shelton offered a literacy workshop to early childhood teachers, read to elementary and high school students and was the featured speaker at a Community Literacy Campaign […]

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