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East High School - Angels Speak Awards

East High SchoolMr. Markson (Social Studies), Ms. Rhone (Social Studies), Ms. Utsey (English), and Ms. Binder (Librarian) are part of a co-curricular group at Denver East High School. Three of their classes read the book A Mighty Long Way, a personal account of Carlotta Walls LaNier's experience as a student at Little Rock Central High School. As part of this project, the teachers developed classroom assignments specifically for the book and Civil Rights in general and the students participated in library activities (website evaluation, library station walk, wiki page design, etc.) and a podcast workshop with the Denver Public Library. Culminating student activities included a question and answer session with Carlotta Walls LaNier and a Skype discussion with Lt. Col. John Mosley of the Tuskegee Airmen. Danny Walker, Senior Librarian at Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, assisted in selecting the outstanding podcasts.

Carlotta Walls LaNier

A Mighty Long WayIn 1957, at age 14, Carlotta Walls LaNier was the youngest Little Rock Nine member to integrate Central High School. This act of courage and defiance became the catalyst for change in the American educational system. By ushering in a new order, she and her fellow warriors became ‘foot soldiers’ for freedom.

Learn more about Carlotta and Little Rock Central High School at the National Park Service Little Rock Central High School website.

Check out A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School.

 

The Podcasts

The 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing by Missy Patterson, Taylar Green and Jazmyne Peters

Civil Rights Interviews by Matiana Gallegos and Deidra Ward

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Elliot Mamet

Civil Rights Interview by Danielle Bobb

Brown v. Board of Education by Kaeyla Taylor and Brehaa Johnson

Civil Rights Interview by Ashley Canada

Event Photos

Carlotta and East High School Students

Carlotta and East High School Students

Carlotta with East High School Staff, the Denver Public Schools Superintendent and Politician Happy Haynes.

Carlotta with East High School Staff, the Denver Public Schools Superintendent and Politician Happy Haynes.

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