Key Dates in Local Civil Rights Struggles

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In honor of Black History month, I’d like to share some educational materials we use in our Learning Across Generations workshops. When Jackson Center educators and our team of Community Mentors go into schools in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County, we share photos taken by photographer Jim Wallace and others, and we tell stories of local activists and neighbors who remember the movement and the community vividly. Often we are accompanied by our Community Mentor Team, veterans of the movement who grew up in local African-American communities. Below you’ll find just are just a few highlights. TEACHERS: If you want to know more, go to the Jackson Center’s Oral History archive. You’ll find interview clips that can be easily used in the classroom.  And you’ll find lots of primary source material for student research projects. We also offer a series of workshops on local history. Check out the Jackson Center’s LAG Workshops. And be on the lookout for the launch of the Jackson Center’s new interactive, multimedia digital space– coming soon!!! Look for announcements on our website.

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