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Teacher Workshop-The Struggle for Voting Rights: From the 15th Amendment to Today

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Austin, TX

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


LBJ Presidential Library for an engaging one-day teacher workshop focusing on the history of minority voting rights in the United States. Engage with subject matter experts on the past and present struggle for the right to vote and create interactive lessons using primary sources from the National Archives using the DocsTeach digital platform. Educators will also leave with lesson plans and resources for their classrooms provided by the LBJ Library.

Please bring your own device (preferably a laptop) for the DocsTeach session. TEA approved Continuing Professional Education hours will also be received upon completion.


8:30-9 a.m. - Welcome and breakfast

9-10:30 a.m. - Dr. Dwight D, Watson, Associate Professor of History, Texas State University

10:45 a.m.-noon - Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of Public Affairs, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values, and founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

12-12:45 p.m. - Lunch

12:45-1 p.m. - LBJ Library resources for educators

1-3:30 p.m. - Using Primary Sources with DocsTeach and the National Archives **Bring your own device!**

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.