The struggle to end racial segregation and exclusion has left profound legacies in US society. In celebration of Black History Month, Facing History is offering a two-part webinar series to help you bring the civil rights movement’s participants, events, and legacies to life in your classroom. Featuring the award-winning series, Eyes on the Prize—now available to stream for free on facinghistory.org—these webinars will offer resources, lessons, and teaching strategies that help students witness the power of the movement and gain inspiration from the ordinary citizens who organized to change their society.
Join us for an exclusive interview with Selma March youth leader Charles Mauldin. In March 1965, Mr. Mauldin was just 17 years old when he took his place near the front of a line of marchers heading out of Selma, Alabama, with a demand for equal voting rights. The peaceful marchers were brutally assaulted by local law enforcement. The drama of the Selma to Montgomery march transfixed Americans and was a pivotal moment in the struggle for civil rights.
In this webinar, we will be in conversation with Mr. Mauldin as he reflects on his experiences as a student activist and the power of young people to spark social change, both during the civil rights movement and today.
This webinar will take place from 3 to 4 PM EST.