The Civil Rights Movement in NYC Student Workshop (Grades 7–12)

When: Friday, January 15, 2021, 1:30pm

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A black and white photograph of people from Brooklyn CORE walking with signs in a boycott against Sealtest Dairy Company in 1963
©Bob Adelman Estate

Join us for an interactive student workshop for
grades 7–12.

Explore New York City’s role in the Civil Rights Movement and discover the importance of youth action in the 1964 boycott by NYC students against segregated schools. Participants will dive into the stories of Civil Rights activists in New York, including Ella Baker, Milton Galamison, Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to learn about New York’s major role in the Black freedom movement and the ongoing movement for racial justice today. 

This session is offered at additional dates and times. View them all here.

Free. Advance registration is  required.  Capacity for each event is limited. 

Registration Details: Individuals or classes are invited to register. Teachers interested in registering a class of up to 35 students can do so (multiple classes from the same school can register if there is a different teacher in charge of the registration for each class). 

Capacity for each event is limited. If a session is full, please check the other available dates and times or email

How it Works:  Students will join other students in these live and interactive sessions led over Zoom by Museum Educators in a setting that balances active engagement and privacy.  Participants will see and discuss visuals from the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. 

Security and Interaction: Sessions will be presented as webinars; students are able to submit questions, comments, and observations to the moderators and complete polls, but will not use cameras or mics and will not be visible on screen.  

Free.  Advance registration required.  

For Educators: Dive deeper and gain even more stories for your classroom in our free PD session Civil Rights in New York: From School Boycotts to ‘Beyond Vietnam’, on Tues, Jan 12, 2021 at 5:00pm. Registration required. 1.5 CTLE 

More Spring 2021 Workshops:  To learn about future upcoming free student workshops scheduled this school year between January–June, join our mailing list  - be sure to check the box "Teacher & Student Programs"! 


Education programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation Ltd. 

King in New York is made possible in part by James G. Dinan and Elizabeth R. Miller, and Heather and William Vrattos. 

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

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