Project C: Episode 7 - Civil Rights Today - APT Learning Adventures | Online Video Project C: Episode 7 - Civil Rights Today

Project C: Episode 7 - Civil Rights Today

Original Webcast Date:

February 25, 2016, 12 Noon - 1 pm EST / 11 am to 12 pm CST

Middle School | High School

History & Social Studies


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.


Go Formative

  1. Go to
  2. Enter this code: OFTCVD
  3. Complete the quiz and submit it.

Issue Guide

This issue guide is a companion piece to Project C. It was created to encourage open discussions and civic engagement by highlighting important events and actions within the civil rights movement. Click here for the E-book

The book was developed by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life which is a non-profit organization that works with citizens who want to make positive, innovative decisions that lead to action in their communities on issues that concern them. The center works to encourage sustainable community practices that are aimed at building and preserving a healthy democracy.

This issue guide provides a brief overview of the bullying issue and outlines three approaches to addressing this public issue.

Although bullying is often thought of as only a school-related problem, in reality, it affects us all.

 Discussion Questions (These are the questions in the Go Formative, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)

  1. Have you experienced racism or other kinds of discrimination at school?
  2. What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and being discriminated against by society at large?
  3. What responsibility do people with more power have to people with less power?
  4. How does it make you feel when you are trying to focus in class and other students are acting up? What do you think is a fair way to address students that are acting out in class that is also fair to the other students in the classroom?
  5. How do we build connections and understanding across diverse groups?
  6. What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other people?

For additional educational resources visit these sites:

POV's All the Difference

The story of 2 African American males on their journey through high school and college. The All the Difference website includes a College-Bound Students’ Handbook to help students achieve their college and career goals using resources and strategies that work! Facilitator's Guide College Bound Student Handbook

Cash for College - Cash for College encourages Alabama high schools to rally around the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Civil Rights Then and Now

PBS LearningMedia Resources: Race, Racism, Protests, Civil Rights, Current Events, and more


Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement is made possible through the generous support of:

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  • Jefferson County Cy Pres Fund
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  • Stephens Foundation
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