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
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 in National History Day. They won at the state level and now they are coming to D.C. for the national competition.
Their entries included a mini-documentary about Freedom Schools and a dramatic performance about the voting rights struggle.
The students will share their work at the reception. They will also talk about how and why they are documenting local activist history and engage in a dialogue about carrying on the legacy today.
For more information about the work of the students in McComb, see the McComb Legacies Project blog.
The event is funded by a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to Teaching for Change.