Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement

Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement


Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement is a series of field trips occurring throughout the Civil Rights fiftieth anniversary years of 2013-2015 that focus on the role of citizenship in a democracy through the study of historical events. Target Audience: 7th - 12th Grade

  • Boycotts and Lawsuits - BONUS Q&A

    Bonus Q&A from Episode 2 of Project C, Boycotts and Lawsuits.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Boycotts and Lawsuits (full episode)

    In episode two, our journey to discover the lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement continues. In this episode we check in on our community page and follow our student reporters as they visit the Southern Poverty Law Center and meet with activists from the 1960s to learn about how to take action against injustice. Activist Bishop Calvin Woods and civil rights attorney Doug Jones answer viewer questions.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Civil Rights Today - BONUS: Town Hall Q&A

    In this segment, panelists and participants answer additional questions from the student audience.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Civil Rights Today (full episode)

    Throughout 2015, events across the nation focused attention on concerns in minority communities and racial perceptions in America, resulting in renewed public dialogue about race relations and other issues of social justice. This ongoing dialogue includes not only questions about the policing of black communities, but also educational inequality and the school-to-prison pipeline, the LGBTQ rights movement, immigration reform, and the rebuilding of our communities.  Join us for a special youth town hall discussion about race, racism and other issues of equality in the United States in 2016. Answering these important student questions about activism, education, and building a diverse community are a panel of experts including Robert Henderson from POV's documentary All the Difference.

    This final episode of Project C encourages students to think critically about current issues of equality, to examine, confront and strive to overcome contemporary injustices in their lives and communities. This live interactive webcast is an innovative platform for the presentation of their solutions to these civics-based issues.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 1 - 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March

    Student reporters join the thousands of people commemorating the Selma to Montgomery March 50th Anniversary event to walk in the footsteps of the brave men and women who fought for equal rights and to experience the emotion of the Civil Rights Movement.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 1 - Rosa Parks Museum Tour

    Dr. Felicia Bell, Director of the Rosa Parks Museum, gives our student reporters a tour of the museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 1 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Student reporters tell us what they have learned about the history of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 1 - Youth Activism

    In this segment, we hear from young activists in Washington D.C. that were involved in recent nonviolent protests. Then panelists Ahmad Ward, Kylie Gainey, and Amanda Bennett discuss activism and answer questions from the student audience.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 2 - Access to Quality Education

    This video features clips from the POV's documentary "All the Difference" featuring Robert Henderson III who is the first to graduate from high school in his family. It includes student-made videos and a panel discussion about access to quality education. Panelists include Ebony Howard, Robert Henderson III, and Thomas Rains.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 2 - Freedom March

    In this clip, we learn about the details of the 54-mile pilgrimage from Selma to Montgomery and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Our student reporter also interviews U.S. Congressman John Lewis, a lifelong civil rights activist and one of the activists who participated in the Selma to Montgomery March.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 2 - Gwen Ifill Interview

    PBS News Hour Co-Anchor and Washington Week Moderator Gwen Ifill meets with one of our student reporters to discuss the role of the media during the Civil Rights Movement as well as the role of the media today.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 2 - MLK Parsonage Tour

    In this segment, we are taken a tour of the Dexter Parsonage Museum which was the home of Martin Luther King, Jr. and is where the house was located that was bombed.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 3 - Building a Diverse Community

    This clip contains student-made videos in which they express their thoughts on building a diverse community. In addition, panelists Anamaria Santiago, Rev. Carolyn Foster, Steven Becton discuss diversity and answer questions from the student audience.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 3 - Civil Rights Icons: Rev. and Mrs. Graetz

    Student reporters interview Reverend and Mrs. Graetz who openly supported the Montgomery Bus Boycott and worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 3 - Lowndes Interpretive Center

    Student reporters tour the Lowndes Interpretive Center to learn more about the marches for voting rights and what was going on politically in America during this time.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 3 - Voting Rights

    Student reporters visit the Alabama Department of Archives and History to learn about the Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery where they view original documents from that time period.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Clip 4 - Bloody Sunday

    Student reporters interview Sheyann Webb, the youngest civil rights activist who marched in the 1965 demonstration that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."

    Grades: 7-12
  • Freedom March (full episode)

    To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, our student reporters study this famous march and its connection to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They participate in the Selma 50th Anniversary Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee and interview march participants Sheyann Webb and Congressman John Lewis about their experiences during Bloody Sunday. Dr. Gwendolyn Patton, SNCC organizer and participant in the Selma to Montgomery March, and David C. Carter, civil rights scholar and Associate Professor at Auburn University Department of History, answer viewer questions.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott - BONUS: Bus Interview

    In this segment, our student reporters interview Stephen Stetson of Alabama Arise about the significance of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the political power of bus riders today.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott - BONUS: Student Q&A

    In this segment, our guest experts answer questions from students in our live studio audience.

    Grades: 7-12

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