Students Get a Closer Look at Roots of Civil Rights Movement Destination : The South
Kristina Lanier, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
When you send a group of students into the historic heart of the civil rights movement, don't expect them to return unchanged.
This summer, two programs will send young people to see for themselves where Martin Luther King Jr. led a march or riot police turned on protesters with fire hoses. When the students return, they'll be energized, informed, and profoundly aware of how much history texts omit.
Project Hip-Hop (Highways Into the Past History Organizing and Power), sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, has been taking Boston-area high school students to the South since 1993. College students get a chance, too, through the Overground …
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Publication information: Article title: Students Get a Closer Look at Roots of Civil Rights Movement Destination : The South. Contributors: Kristina Lanier, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: June 23, 1998. Page number: B7. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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