Online Conference

Smithsonian - Civil Rights: From Lincoln to Today

Explore the work of many leaders, ordinary citizens and students undertook during the Civil Rights Movement to make a difference in today’s world.

Date:

February 13, 2013

Time:

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EST

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies

Description

At the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. King famously said that he was in the nation’s capital to “cash a check” for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, as promised a hundred years earlier by the Emancipation Proclamation. In this session, we’ll take a look at the legacy of Lincoln’s famous decree and the work that many leaders, ordinary citizens and students undertook during the Civil Rights Movement to make a difference in today’s world. We’ll discuss the historical context behind these events and learn more about the ways the Smithsonian is keeping this history alive.

This Online Conference is free and open to the public; registration is required to participate.

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