1. This weekend, the Schomburg Junior Scholars went on a field trip to Washington, D.C. to walk in the footsteps of the youth activists who filled the National Mall 50 years ago for the March on Washington. In buses labelled SCLC, CORE, SNCC, and Dream Defenders, we studied then SNCC chairman John Lewis’ unedited speech written for the event, and watched Civil Rights films from the period. In D.C., the visited the Newseum to learn about the role of media in the shaping of the Movement, and we marched down the mall from the Capitol Building, past the Washington Monument to the MLK, Jr. Memorial. What a time it was! The Junior Scholars will report out about what they gained in knowledge and in brother/sisterhood from the trip. Stay tuned for more. Photo by Terrence Jennings

    This weekend, the Schomburg Junior Scholars went on a field trip to Washington, D.C. to walk in the footsteps of the youth activists who filled the National Mall 50 years ago for the March on Washington. In buses labelled SCLC, CORE, SNCC, and Dream Defenders, we studied then SNCC chairman John Lewis’ unedited speech written for the event, and watched Civil Rights films from the period. 

    In D.C., the visited the Newseum to learn about the role of media in the shaping of the Movement, and we marched down the mall from the Capitol Building, past the Washington Monument to the MLK, Jr. Memorial. What a time it was! The Junior Scholars will report out about what they gained in knowledge and in brother/sisterhood from the trip. Stay tuned for more. 

    Photo by Terrence Jennings

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