EHS Students Discuss the Civil Rights Movement With People Who Lived It

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Ms. Vicky Wilson, Student Services Case Manager, Mrs. Pam Clay, TCPS Career and Technology Supervisor, and OS1 James Gardner.

Easton High School students discussed Civil Rights and racism in a recent U.S. History class.  Ms. Vicky Wilson, Student Services Case Manager, Mrs. Pam Clay, TCPS Career and Technology Supervisor, and OS1 James Gardner discussed their views on racism and the Civil Rights Movement with students in Mr. McLaughlin’s US History class. Vicky Wilson and Pam Clay lived through the Civil Rights movement on the Eastern Shore.  They described their lives during the 1960’s and their experiences growing up in their respective school systems. OS1 Gardner shared from the perspective of a member of the U.S. military and current teacher in the Navy Junior ROTC program.

Mr. McLaughlin organized the discussion for his students to help illustrate that the study and understanding of history is not limited to classroom lectures and reading old books.  During the discussion, students and educators described their own experiences with racism and how the county and country have changed over time.  Students were open with their experiences and the discussion flourished, creating a shared narrative on race and culture in Talbot County.

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