Timothy Jenkins Honors Chuck McDew with Donation to Civil Rights Teaching Book
With the current threats to voting rights and democracy, understanding the bottom up history of the Civil Rights Movement has never been so urgent and relevant. To encourage the teaching of grassroots organizing during the Civil Rights Movement – lessons that can inform student activism today – we want to publish a new print edition of Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching this year.
The role of the Civil Rights Movement is to promote a full-scale social revolution in the U.S. by activating people who feel freedom as a passion in their lives and are willing to make it more than an abstract concept. ─ Chuck McDew, SNCC veteran
The new edition of Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching will include dozens of lessons and resources that help pre-K-12 students learn about the grassroots, people’s history of the Civil Rights Movement. They will learn that the movement began way before 1954, continues today, and was driven by many unsung heroes including women, young people, and rural farmers.
The book, available at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will introduce teachers to the wealth of resources on the website and provide essential background reading. Please give today to help us meet this generous match.