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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

Project C- Episode 7 Clips

BONUS: Town Hall Q&A

Length: 23:27

Youth Activism

Length: 16:56

Access to Quality Education

Length: 14:47

Building a Diverse Community

Length: 20:24


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

What are the civil rights issues of today?

Google - My Maps


NEW! Let's Prevent the Fractures of Racism Before They Happen | Ahmad Ward | TEDxBirmingham

How do we overcome persistent racial biases when they go unnoticed? In this straightforward talk, educator Ahmad Ward challenges some conventional wisdom and explores what it will take to truly make our country exceptional. Ahmad Ward challenges younger generations to change the dynamic of race and class in America to get the nation closer to a post-racial experience. A North Carolina native, Ahmad is the Head of Education and Exhibitions at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, where his responsibilities include public programming, teacher workshops, and training sessions.

NEW! POV's (PBS's - Point of View - longest running series for independent documentaries) All the Difference produced by Wes Moore

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

NEW! Cash for College

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

Mongtomery Bus Boycott Teaching Resources

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot - a Documentary with Resources Packet - FREE for Teachers

Teaching About Ferguson: Race and Racism in the United States

Teaching resources for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Teaching With Documents: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The History of Civil Rights and Civil Rights Movements to 1950

People, Places, and Events of the Modern Civil Rights Era 1950-1970

Contemporary Human and Civil Rights Issues 1970- present

Project C Teacher Resource Guide (PDF)

Separate and Unequal in 1963:
How Can We Create a Fair Society?

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.

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.

Click here for the E-book


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

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  • American Graduate, a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Jefferson County Cy Pres Fund
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo

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