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

Feb 21, 2018

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
LBJ Library

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Educators joined us at the LBJ Library for an engaging one-day teacher workshop focusing on the history of minority voting rights in the United States. The goal was to 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 left with lesson plans and resources for their classrooms provided by the LBJ Library.

Featured guests

  • 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
  • Dr. Mark A. Lawrence, Associate Professor of History, Distinguished Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and Director of Graduate Studies at the Clements Center for National Security at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Jenny Sweeney, Education Specialist, U.S. National Archives

Peniel Joseph
Dr. Peniel Joseph

Mark Lawrence
Dr. Mark A. Lawrence

Jenny Sweeney
Jenny Sweeney

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
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LBJ Presidential Library
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