Digital Classroom

Unsung Heroes: The Student Voice

The Student Voice, a publication of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

Discouraged by the lack of press coverage of the civil rights movement by the mainstream press, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or “SNCC”, began their own independent newspaper, The Student Voice.
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Unsung Heroes: Double V Campaign

"A seaman with the U.S. Maritime Service." N.d. 208-NP-3ZZ-4. (National Archives and Records Administration)

The Pittsburgh Courier launched the “Double V” campaign at the height of World War II, demanding not only victory abroad, but also victory at home.
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Unsung Heroes Writing Contest

You can find stories of both known and not-so-well known heroes in the Digital Classroom, but there are more that deserve to be included. In order to include more, we want to give your students the opportunity to share a story of an unsung hero in the historical timelines for the “Making a Change” or “Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less” modules.
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Unsung Heroes: Virginia Library Sit-In

On Feb. 1, 1960, four black freshmen from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, N.C., go to the “whites-only” lunch counter at the F.W. Woolworth store and attempt to order coffee. This was the first of many lunch-counter sit-ins that brought national attention to segregated spaces in the south. However, peaceful sit-ins began earlier, in Aug. 1939, when five black men entered the Barrett Branch of the Alexandria Library in Virginia.
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Unsung Heroes: Integrating Professional Football

When Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, baseball was changed forever. However, professional football had a history of integration and re-integration well before Robinson stepped on the field.
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Congress Passes 13th Amendment

Harper's Weekly - 13th Amendment Celebration

On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment, forcing the issue of slavery on the states.
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Help us improve the Newseum Digital Classroom

Digital Classroom

The Newseum is planning for the future of the online learning offerings currently featured in our innovative Digital Classroom, and we need your help!
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Digital Classroom Comes to Life in a Local Classroom

Students from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia develop an interactive lesson using the Media Literacy module of the Newseum’s Digital Classroom.
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For Action Initiative Pledges Generous Support for Newseum’s Digital Classroom

9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast

The Newseum is honored to announce a gift of $110,000 from the For Action Initiative (FAI) and the Families of September 11 Organization. The donation will fund a new “Teaching 9/11” learning module on the Newseum’s innovative Digital Classroom website.
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