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Project C Episodes

About Project C

Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement is a series of electronic 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.

Project C

Episodes

Episode 7 - Civil Rights Today

Episode 7 - Civil Rights Today

Target Audience: 7th - 12th Grade

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Episode 6 - Montgomery Bus Boycott

Episode 6 - Montgomery Bus Boycott

Target Audience: 7th - 12th Grade

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Episode 5 - Freedom March

Episode 5 - Freedom March

Target Audience: 7th - 12th Grade

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Episode 4 - The Civil Rights Act

Episode 4 - The Civil Rights Act

Target Audience: 7th - 12th Grade

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Episode 3 - Taking Action

Episode 3 - Taking Action

Target Audience: 7th - 12th Grade

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Episode 2 - Boycotts and Lawsuits

Episode 2 - Boycotts and Lawsuits

Target Audience: 7th - 12th Grade

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Episode 1 - The Children's March

Episode 1 - The Children's March

Target Audience: 7th - 12th Grade

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More About Project C

About Project C

Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement is a series of electronic 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.

Join us over the course of each school year as we challenge today’s students to acquire the skills needed to examine, confront and overcome contemporary injustices while engaged in the study of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Explore the Project C resources online, and interact with experts, historians, social justice activists and more during our live interactive webcasts!

This online collaborative learning environment is designed to give participants a platform for the presentation of their solutions to civics-based issues. Project C is unfolding in real time and participant-generated content will be used to shape upcoming parts of the next webcast! The experience is designed to bring forth a sense of Community for all.

In these field trips we feature Alabama high school students as our "student reporters," and in partnership with American Graduate, we hope to further encouraging them of the importance of seeking post-graduation skills and career options.

Historical Context

Why Project C? In 1963, American civil rights advocates chose Birmingham, Alabama as the place to launch Project C (for Confrontation), a campaign of nonviolent direct actions against city segregation ordinances.

Through media attention, Project C brought nationwide awareness to the plight of African Americans in the United States.  It was part of a larger campaign espousing non-violent, yet direct-action methods of confrontation – sit-ins at libraries and lunch counters, kneel-ins at white churches and protest marches in public parks and streets.  These and other actions brought national attention to the inequality of America’s economic, legal and social systems – attention that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

With the C now standing for CommunityProject C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement will use the past to teach today’s youth the importance of civic engagement in support of a humane, civil and just society.

Project C Education Partners

Special thanks to Dr. Robert Corley, Alabama Humanities Advisor, and to our partners for Project C who have contributed resources, advice and expertise. Partners include the following:

Project C Scholars

Special thanks to the following scholars for advising us on our academic content.

Project C Supporters

Project C made possible by the generosity of the following contributors.

  • Alabama Humanities Foundation 
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

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For Fiscal Years 2016-2020. These educational programs and services of Alabama Public Television made possible by the generous support of the following contributors:

Community Events & Engagement
  • Books-A-Million, Young Heroes
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama, Be My Neighbor Day/Young Heroes
  • Brookmont Capital Management, Young Heroes
  • C. W. Daniel Charitable Trust, Young Heroes
  • Medical Properties Trust, Young Heroes
  • Fred Rogers Productions/PNC, Be My Neighbor Day
  • WNET-CPB, Sesame Street in Communities
General Support
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
  • Public Broadcasting Services (PBS)
Learning Adventures
  • Alabama Bicentennial Commission
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • American Graduate
    a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Malone Family Foundation
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Sybil Smith Foundation
  • Troy Univiersity
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
Media Library
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate, Getting To Work
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • HEAL Alabama
  • Medical Properties Trust
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Professional Development for Educators
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama, PBS KIDS EdCamp
  • Sybil Smith Foundation, PBS KIDS EdCamp
Workforce Development
  • CAWACO, Career Forward
  • Southeast Alabama Works, Career Forward

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