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New Ways to Teach About the Fight for Civil Rights

Dozens of teachers across the country taught about the civil rights movement in a more nuanced way this year. In their lessons, the teachers highlighted stories of grassroots activists and women in addition to traditional lessons of heroes like Martin Luther King. The project began with a summer institute at Duke University designed by a team of scholars and civil rights veterans, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Teaching for Change. It was co-directed by Sanford Professor Bob Korstad and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran Judy Richardson.