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What you'll learn

How did civil rights activists use their individual freedoms (speech, press, religion, assembly and petition) to demand change? How did Martin Luther King Jr. harness the power of the news media? Students learn about this important chapter in U.S. history and how the First Amendment was used as a vehicle for social change. A documentary based on primary sources looks at key dates in the movement and the media’s role in covering the push for equality.    

Grade(s)
  • 7-12
  • College/University
Duration
50 minutes
Day(s) offered
Monday–Friday
Time(s) offered
9 a.m.–4 p.m. ET
Cost

Free

Venue and Capacity
  • Virtual (no limit)
Minimum enrollment
10 participants
Enrollment type
Registration required

Virtual classes must be requested at least two weeks in advance. To request a free virtual class, please complete the request form. All reservations are tentative pending confirmation of hardware and software capabilities. Please call the Education Department at 202/292-6650 for more information.

You can register by completing our online form, calling 202/292-6650 or emailing [email protected]

Please notify us at least one week in advance if you must cancel your reservation.

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