National Council for the Social Studies Conference // Everyday Voices from the Civil Rights Movement

3:05 pm — 4:00 pm
Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas

Session 237, Room 12A, Level 4

We all know Rosa Parks. Do we know Fannie Lou Hamer? Explore the Choices unit, Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, that connects the civil rights movement with efforts towards racial equality today.

This session’s goal is to introduce participants to a curriculum (provided) that examines multiple voices of everyday people who participated in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s in order to help participants make connections between the civil right movement of the 1950s and 60s and the movement for racial equality today. This approach provides a broader context for teaching about the civil rights movement and it helps empower students working for change today.

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A one-year Digital Editions license for Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi is provided to all who attend.


“That was the best professional learning opportunity EVER!”
– Deb, New Hampshire


This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school social studies educators

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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