We invite U.S. high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage for the Profile in Courage Essay Contest. The submission deadline is January 5, 2015.
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Posted by Annie on November 18, 2013, under Contest, Online Tools, Programs.
On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people came to the nation’s capital to petition their duly elected government in a demonstration known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Frustrated by the inaction of a gridlocked Congress, the marchers called for Congress to pass the Civil Rights bill. The size of the […]
Posted by Natalie on August 28, 2013, under Document Spotlights.
A new interactive website created by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Kennedy Library Foundation, presents seven key “chapters” in one of the most tumultuous years in civil rights history. Each chapter on 1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights features primary sources that help students dig into the real stuff of history – film footage, documents, […]
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