Finalist

Learning About Civil Rights History in Mississippi
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About the Entry

The Hechinger Report and Reveal uncovered many omissions in their examination of how, and what, Mississippi schools teach students about the state’s crucial role and murky legacy in the national movement for racial equity.

Entry Credit

  • Sierra Mannie, Contributor, The Hechinger Report, Reveal

Comments from the Judges

“I was shocked to see what was and wasn’t covered in the textbooks. Good idea to pair with the first person story.”

“Well done … I particularly liked the stories of individual teachers who are, despite outdated and vague textbooks, trying to teach students about the civil rights movement and influential civil rights figures.”

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EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.