Washington Classroom on the Civil Rights Movement

Students from the Washington Center and George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, participated by broadband feed in a distance… read more

Students from the Washington Center and George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. 

Representative John Lewis (D-GA), an author and civil rights activist, talked about the civil rights movement. He was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966 and spoke at the March on Washington with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

This course was a joint educational partnership between C-SPAN, the Washington Center, George Mason University, and Purdue University. The semester focused on “The Presidency, Congress, and Media,” examining all facets of politics in the TV and digital age, taking a look at the issues and events shaping the agenda for the next Congress and next round of elections, as well as the historical process of public policy making. Additionally, the class analyzes the changing role of media, especially social media, in shaping public opinion. close

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Washington Classroom on the Civil Rights Movement

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Program ID:
316588-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 6, 2013

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  • Dec 06, 2013 | 4:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3