The Legacy & Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement is an integrated three-part educational project created in partnership with the NEA, AFT, ASCD, NCTE, NCSS, and CBCF. The project is for high school juniors and seniors and includes three complementary parts providing teachers with resources to bring African-American history to life for their students. The aim of the project is to dramatize the relevance of history for understanding and addressing current social and political challenges and to clarify the legacy that made the election of our first African-American president possible.

An essay contest for high school juniors and seniors
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A series of music, dance and video tributes in
Chicago, Atlanta and New York