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National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer

Date(s): 2/5/2014

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm

http://americanhistory.si.edu/freedom-summer
For Black History Month, The John G. Riley Center/Museum is using this opportunity to bring three generations together in the discussion of the Civil Rights Movement in Tallahassee as well as across the United States. The virtual National Youth Summit hosted by the National Museum of American History is allowing Tallahassee's local R. Nims Middle School to participate and to be encouraged to think of themselves as makers of history. Civil rights activists, historians, and students 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’s 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. We want the next generation to encouraged as active and engaged citizens in our community. Even though the webcast is in Mississippi, the Riley Museum will be hosting a webcast and online chat here in the Visitor Center. Updates will also be going through our social media channels about the webinar.
Marion McGee, 850-681-7881, info@rileymuseum.org

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