[Teacher Workshop] The Struggle for Voting Rights: From the 15th Amendment to Today

Feb 21, 2018

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
LBJ Library

Breakfast and Lunch provided
*Please bring your own device*

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Join us at the LBJ Presidential Library for an engaging one-day teacher workshop focusing on the history of minority voting rights in the United States. Engage with subject matter experts on the past and present struggle for the right to vote and create interactive lessons using primary sources from the National Archives using the DocsTeach digital platform. Educators will also leave with lesson plans and resources for their classrooms provided by the LBJ Library.

Please bring your own device (preferably a laptop) for the DocsTeach session. TEA approved Continuing Professional Education hours will also be received upon completion.


  • 8:30-9 a.m. - Welcome and breakfast
  • 9-10:30 a.m. - Dr. Dwight D. Watson, Associate Professor of History, Texas State University
  • 10:45 a.m.-noon - Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of Public Affairs, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values, and founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
  • 12-12:45 p.m. - Lunch
  • 12:45-1 p.m. - LBJ Library resources for educators
  • 1-3:30 p.m. - Using Primary Sources with DocsTeach and the National Archives **Bring your own device!**

How to Attend
The workshop is free for LBJ Library education members and current classroom teachers. Registration is required. Sign up online.

For more information or questions, please contact the education department at [email protected].

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Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
[email protected]
(512) 721-0198

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