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Seventh-grade History Students Discuss Civil Rights

Seventh-graders in Doug Huff’s history class are studying the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s. Students recently discussed Jim Crow-era laws, the practice of red lining, and the film “Selma,” which depicts the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March and the circumstances leading to the event. Students also discussed the film’s key figures, including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., congressman John Lewis, and President Lyndon B. Johnson. “We also learned about the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments that were passed, continuing our journey on learning the amendments to the U.S. Constitution,” Huff said.