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April 2020

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America hosted by Mississippi Council for the Social Studies (Columbus, MS)

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path. The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery. The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved. This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants…

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July 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Rankin County Schools (Brandon, MS)

July 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly after its ratification. Today, it is hard to see how American democracy would work without them. At the same time, parties formed as decentralized political associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and held presidents accountable to local constituencies. But as the power of the presidency (and the federal government) grew, parties shifted their attention from building political support in the states and localities…

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