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  • Civics & Citizenship

    The Baltimore Riots: A Teachable Moment

    April 28, 2015

    The Newseum believes that improving civic education has the power to improve our schools, communities and our democracy. The Baltimore unrest can be an entry point in your conversation with students.

  • Case Study

    Case Study: Rebel Prom Dress

    April 21, 2015

    As prom season is upon us, we share with you a case study of a high school senior who wanted to wear a gown patterned after the Confederate flag. See how First Amendments rights come into play.

  • Historical Connections

    Unsung Heroes: Carry A. Nation

    April 1, 2015

    Standing 6 feet tall, it was difficult to miss Carry A. Nation when she walked into a bar or saloon; add a hatchet, and you have a woman who was impossible to miss.

  • Historical Connections

    Unsung Heroes: Alice Paul

    March 25, 2015

    Alice Paul devoted her life to women's rights in the United States. She worked tirelessly to give women the right to vote and wrote the first draft of the Equal Rights Amendment.

  • Historical Connections

    Unsung Heroes: Jeannette Rankin

    March 20, 2015

    Jeannette Rankin spent her entire career fighting for social reform, women's rights and peace. She was the first woman elected to Congress.

  • Historical Connections

    Unsung Heroes: Nellie Bly

    March 17, 2015

    This ambitious female journalist pioneered a new form of journalist and broke world records for circumnavigation.

  • Historical Connections

    Unsung Heroes: Road Trip for Suffrage

    March 8, 2015

    On Jan. 1, 1915, Sara Bard Field, Maria Kindberg and Ingeborg Kindstedt began a cross-country road trip to deliver a petition with a half a million names supporting women's suffrage to President Wilson in Washington, D.C.

  • Historical Connections

    Unsung Heroes: Farmville Student Strike

    February 26, 2015

    Brown v. Board was a collection of five cases; all of them focused on the constitutionality of state-sponsored segregation in public schools. Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County (VA) was one of the five cases and it started with students.

  • Civics & Citizenship

    Unsung Heroes: ‘The Student Voice’ Newspaper

    February 24, 2015

    Discouraged by the lack of press coverage of the civil rights movement by the mainstream press, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) began its own independent newspaper, The Student Voice.


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