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Selma in Kosciusko

  “Women can do just as much as men can when it comes to leadership.” This is just one of the comments made by students in Jessica Dickens’ class in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Dickens, a teacher the Kosciusko School District and Mississippi Civil Rights movement and Labor History teacher fellow, recently introduced the lesson, Stepping into Selma: …

Selma Film Sparks Youth Dialogue

On Saturday, January 24, eleven students from five public schools (in the Center for Inspired Teaching’s Real Word History program) and two private schools in Washington, D.C. gathered for an informal discussion about the film Selma in the atrium of the National Portrait Gallery. Three teachers were also present. The discussion started with the film Selma and moved effortlessly—without …

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 …