Student Activism in the Nation’s Capital
Proud young men and women with determination in their eyes and cries of change on their lips have authored new chapters of world history. They range from Howard University alumnus Stokely Carmichael, a.k.a. Kwame Ture, a leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), to the hearing-impaired students who fought for a new president at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of this multimedia project is to chronicle the history of student activism in the nation’s capital from the 1960s. This important story offers a decade-by-decade look at the issues and events that drove students out of the classrooms and into the streets.
Hear it firsthand from history makers in the accompanying video. Step behind the scenes through bonus material, which includes a timeline, photo gallery, articles, profiles, quiz, resource listings and Internet links.
“From Black Power to Black Sunday: Student Activism in the Nation’s Capital” was one of 14 student projects that captured the attention of the National Black Programming Consortium. It is part of the “Eyes on the Prize” Black College New Media Project, which is being underwritten by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
By shining a mirror on the past, the Howard students who created this project hope to close gaps in society’s knowledge and provide insight to understand the challenges of tomorrow.