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Teaching kids how battles about race from 150 years ago mirror today’s conflicts

Project teaches students ‘triumph, victory and progress, as well as struggle’ during the Reconstruction era after the Civil War

Trevion Williams (left) and Jashun Griffith (right), both 13, students at Crystal Springs Middle School in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, chat at the Haley Farm lake gazebo.

A ‘civil rights camp’ teaches kids a history they’re not learning in school

Mississippi teens travel to Tennessee to learn about activism and the Civil Rights Movement