Civil Rights News Now
6 Min, 11 Sec

Students from Maryann Wolfe’s U.S. History class visited Washington, D.C. to learn more about how the United States government works, tour Capitol Hill, attend judiciary seminars and meet with government officials. They also visited Colonial Williamsburg, the birthplace of the American Revolution.

The opportunity to document contemporary and colonial government “in action,” and compare and contrast civil rights of the past and the present provided a unique learning experience.

Excerpt from the students’ concept paper: Most Americans associate the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King and the march on Washington, but the struggle for civil rights spans the centuries, from the 18th to the 21st. Civil Rights News Now (CRNN) will cover both the contemporary and colonial civil rights issues that continue to shape our nation. CRNN reporters will file reports from the field in order to update the audience on some of the oldest and latest breaking civil rights news. The goal is to create an informed public that has the proper context to evaluate, and perhaps participate in, future movements for civil rights.

Student Video Projects
2003 - 2004
CRNN: Civil Rights
News Now
Gay Marriage
A Right? Or Wrong?
Where do you go when
your community crumbles?
The Lost Youth
Unfinished Business
You Free?
Through My Eyes
Truth News
2002 - 2003
Let 'em Learn
Youth Violence
Just Try to Stop Us
2001 - 2002
Capital Offense
Old School New School
The Music, The Message
The Right to Side
Young Sisters on the Street
¡Si Se Puede!
Orixa Music Video