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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights

  • 12 Aug 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom

Join us for thought-provoking analysis of Martin Luther King Jr.'s struggle for black voting rights and a lively discussion with fellow educators and community members to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the challenges he faced in making the controversial and consequential decisions that shaped the Civil Rights Era.

Hosted by the Albany County League of Women Voters and facilitated by high school teachers Sean Fitzsimons of Albany High School and Matthew Pinchinat of Guilderland High School, this professional development is based on the highly successful experience of Harvard Business School and other graduate and professional programs that use case-based teaching. The case method can be employed to strengthen high school education ensuring a more exciting, relevant and effective experience for students and teachers engaging in history and democracy education. It has been used used successfully in high school classes such as US History, Participation in Government and the AP equivalents. The case study method presents a unique opportunity to help reverse the broad decline in civic education and civic engagement in the United States.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Albany League of Women Voters and the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center.

Teachers seeking 4 hours of CTLE credit should also register at

Please note: Approximately 2.5 hours of discussion preparation & reflection will be assigned.

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