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From the Hill Country to Jackson, Mississippi

“I’d never heard of the White Citizens Council,” said one of the teachers in a workshop facilitated by Julian Hipkins III in Benton County in mid-January. Hipkins traveled to Ashland, Meridian, and Jackson to meet with teachers, administrators, and partners about Teaching for Change‘s statewide Mississippi effort to promote teaching about Civil Rights Movement and labor history. The visit was …

Youth Organizing

In making the connection from Selma to today, check out the resources below and Teaching About Ferguson.   Websites Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution Black Lives Matter hh What Kids Can Do IndyKids jj Youth4Justice School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL)   Films Precious Knowledge Mighty Times: The Children’s March   Books Catch the …

The Selma Voting Rights Struggle: 15 Key Points from Bottom-Up History and Why It Matters Today

Also see a shorter version of this article Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film and a free downloadable lesson on Selma. Download full article as a .pdf By Emilye Crosby On this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act it helped inspire, national attention is centered on …