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7th Grade Current International Issues Class Celebrates Black History Month
Marquis Austin

Mr. Buckley's seventh grade Current International Issues classes spent time researching and making presentations on a number of topics relating to the black struggle for justice and equality. In doing so, students examined landmark Supreme Court cases, and brave efforts on the part of individuals, such as: Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King. Presentations were also done on historical events such as The Memphis Sanitation Strike, The Great Migration and The Little Rock 9. Students further examined the Jim Crow Laws, and the role that music played in the Civil Rights Movement. As a consequence of both the research process and class presentations, students enriched their understanding of the many challenges black people have had to overcome, and still face, to see to it that the 14th Amendment also applies to them. 

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