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Choices in Little Rock: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

October 11, 2017 @ 08:30 - 03:30 PM

|220.00 (scholarships are available)
In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High School ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” We will examine this key moment in U.S. history and learn new ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.


Wells Community Academy
936 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622