A History of Activism: Civil Rights and Voting Rights with "Facing History and Ourselves"
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Join Museum staff and Facing History and Ourselves (a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to combat racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice through education programming worldwide), to learn about historical moments when disenfranchised groups fought for political inclusion and to extend the right to vote. Participants will tour the Activist New York exhibition, which documents centuries of agitation by ordinary New Yorkers who mobilized to secure their rights and in the process expanded American democracy. During the interactive workshop that follows, educators will learn about religious intolerance, abolition, the woman suffrage movement, the Freedom Rides during the Civil Rights Movement, and contemporary examples of activism, and they will discuss techniques for teaching these topics in the classroom. Each participant will receive materials from both organizations.
$40 per person per day.