Thursday, August 25, 2005

The project, Voices of Civil Rights

Xn the summer of 2004, journalists, photographers, and videographers toured the country for 70 days collecting thousands of stories from individuals who lived during the civil rights era of the 1940’s-60’s. The project, Voices of Civil Rights, was a collaborative effort by the AARP, the Leadership Council on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress. It promises to be the world s largest archive of civil rights oral history. This Save Our History™ documentary presents a sample of these stories and weaves them together into a poignant portrait of living in the United States during this tumultuous period of American history. This website serves as an online educational companion to the documentary for teachers and students.


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