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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:00 PM

National Youth Summit

Freedom Summer

 

Free webcast for middle and high school students

 

Registration is required.

 

Program Information

 

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm EST
To register and view the program, visit: 
http://americanhistory.si.edu/nys/freedom-summer

 

On February 5, 2014, your class can join students across the country for a virtual National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer and civic engagement. Civil rights activists, students, and historians will participate in a panel discussion about the 1964 youth-led effort to end the political disenfranchisement and educational inequality of African Americans in the Deep South, and discuss the role of young people in shaping America‚Äôs past and future. The webcast will be hosted from the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Mississippi; young people from across the country will participate in the Summit through an online chat. Participating students will be encouraged to think of themselves as makers of history and asked to consider their ability to be active and engaged citizens.