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On This Day in Civil Rights History

February 21, 1940- Civil Rights leader John Lewis is born One of the most influential young leaders of the Civil Rights Movement is John Lewis. Lewis has dedicated his entire life to the cause of justice and equality. Born on February 21, 1940 in Troy, Alabama, Lewis learned hard work as his family lived as…

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Freedom Fighters Spotlight: Dred Scott

The Civil Rights Movement required throngs of people who were brave enough to demand change. It couldn’t just be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Thousands of people throughout the country, and even the world, took part in fighting for freedom. Dred Scott was born into slavery sometime around 1799. He lived and…

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Top 3 Ways to Teach Children Tolerance

When it comes to teaching kids tolerance, here at the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation, we believe in an honest approach. It is easy to feel shame about where out country has been and how far we have to go. This can often cause teachers and parents to shy away from the hard stories in history.…

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Welcome to Black History Month!

February is Black History Month, a month that is important to educators all around the country. It’s a chance to shine a light on the individuals that took those first brave steps to change their own lives and the lives of those in the future. Often those attempts at change were just that: attempts. They…

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Freedom Fighter Spotlight: James Meredith

The Civil Rights Movement required throngs of people who were brave enough to demand change. It couldn’t just be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Thousands of people throughout the country, and even the world, took part in fighting for freedom. James Meredith was born in 1933 in Mississippi. His nickname as a…

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Happy Birthday Dr. King!

  Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! He was man who effectively changed the country and the world. We are grateful for his bravery and steadfastness in fighting for civil rights. Dr. King had a unique ability to speak. He was good with words and was able to articulate what he was feeling…

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Freedom Fighter Spotlight: Ida B. Wells

The Civil Rights Movement required throngs of people who were brave enough to demand change. It couldn’t just be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Thousands of people throughout the country, and even the world, took part in fighting for freedom. Ida B. Wells was a woman who had no plans of stepping…

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Add Ending Racism to your 2019 Resolutions

Welcome to a new year! Often during the New Year, we hear the phrase “A New Year, A New You!”. That’s usually reserved for goals of weight loss and health, but what if we used it in the context of you and activism? A new you could include learning more about civil rights issues that…

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Freedom Fighter Spotlight: Ralph Abernathy

The Civil Rights Movement required throngs of people who were brave enough to demand change. It couldn’t just be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Thousands of people throughout the country, and even the world, took part in fighting for freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was able to accomplish a lot during…

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