“The Struggle for Voting Rights” Workshop on February 21

If you’re in the Austin, Texas, area, join us at the LBJ Presidential Library for an engaging one-day teacher workshop: “The Struggle for Voting Rights: From the 15th Amendment to Today.” The workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 21st from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and focuses on the history of minority voting rights in the United States.

Register online. The workshop is free for current classroom teachers.

Voter Registration Drive
Voter Registration Drive, 9/1973. From the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency. www.docsteach.org/documents/document/voter-registration-drive

Engage with subject matter experts on the past and present struggle for the right to vote. Create interactive lessons using primary sources with DocsTeach.org, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. And leave with lesson plans and resources for the classroom provided by the LBJ Library.


  • 8:30-9 a.m. – Welcome and breakfast
  • 9-10:30 a.m. – Dr. Dwight D. Watson, Associate Professor of History, Texas State University
  • 10:45 a.m.-noon – Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of Public Affairs, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values, and founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
  • 12-12:45 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12:45-1 p.m. -LBJ Library resources for educators
  • 1-3:30 p.m. – Using Primary Sources with DocsTeach and the National Archives

Please bring your own device (preferably a laptop) for the DocsTeach session. TEA-approved Continuing Professional Education hours will be received upon completion.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration is required. Sign up online.

For more information or questions, contact the education department at education@lbjlibrary.org.

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