On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 11:00 AM the Oklahoma History Center will participate in the National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer, an online outreach program organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Coinciding with Digital Learning Day, the event at the Oklahoma History Center will link students from across the country in an engaging program centered on the history and legacy of the 1964 youth-led effort for voting rights and education known as Freedom Summer.
To participate, teachers much register on the national website and with the Oklahoma History Center. Participants can visit http://americanhistory.si.edu/freedom-summer to register, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve spaces for their students, grades 8 – 12. Immediately following the National Youth Summit, the Oklahoma History Center will hold a panel discussion with Charles McLaurin, a participant in the Freedom Summer movement, and Bruce Fisher, historian with the Oklahoma Historical Society. This National Museum of American History program is presented in collaboration with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE/WGBH, which airs on PBS stations, and Smithsonian Affiliations. The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Verizon Foundation.