The National Museum of American History’s Department of Education and Public Programs seeks three exemplary college students committed to making a positive impact on their communities to participate in the Freedom School fall internship program. Through this program, participants will:
- Learn the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the 1964 Freedom Summer campaign first hand through dialogue with people who were there and through other primary sources
- Meet with curators and educators to explore related material in the Smithsonian’s National Collection and visit local civil rights-related historic sites
- Explore, discuss, and debate the meaning and legacy of social justice, democracy, and leadership in American history
- Visit government offices, and advocacy organizations to discuss modern activism
- Share lessons-learned with local high school students
- Publish their research on the Smithsonian website for a national audience.