As part of the Smithsonian’s History Explorer team, Naomi helps develop content for the Museum’s Web site for teachers, and teaches best practices for using these resources through teacher workshops. She is passionate about providing young people engaging opportunities to explore the past and to develop historical thinking skills by examining primary source materials.
Presenter for the Following Session
- ARCHIVE: Civil Rights: From Lincoln to Today
At the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. King famously said that he was in the nation’s capital to “cash a check” for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, as promised a hundred years earlier by the Emancipation Proclamation. In this session, we’ll take a look at the legacy of Lincoln’s famous decree and the work that many leaders, ordinary citizens and even students undertook during the Civil Rights Movement to make a difference in today’s world. We’ll discuss the historical context behind these events and learn more about the ways the Smithsonian is keeping this history alive.