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Youth Activists and Change Makers

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Malala Yousafza, 2014

 

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world.”

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

 

Topics on the Page

 

Overview of Youth Activism

 

Youth Activism in US History

 

  • The Lowell Mill Girls
  • Teenage Soldiers in the Civil War
  • The March of the Mill Children
  • Newsboys Strike of 1899
  • Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909
  • The American Youth Congress
  • Port Chicago Mutiny and the Port Chicago 50
  • Mendez v. Westminster
  • The Green Feather Movement 
  • Barbara Rose Johns and the Morton School Strike
  • The Little Rock Nine
  • The Greensboro Four
  • Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
  • Birmingham Children's Crusade
  • Tinker v. Des Moines
  • Students for a Democratic Society
  • Berkeley Free Speech Movement
  • East LA Walkouts/Chicano Blowouts
  • School Girls Unite
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
  • March for Our Lives
  • Juliana v. United States Youth Climate Lawsuit

 

Individual Activists and Change Makers

  • Sacajawea
  • Ida B. Wells
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Louis Braille
  • Mary Shelley
  • Venetia Burney
  • Sophie and Hans Scholl and the White Rose Movement
  • DJ Kool Kerc

 

 

Overview of Youth Activism

 

100 Years of Youth-Led Social Activism from the Center for Community Change

Global Nonviolent Action Database

We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Liberties, Library of Congress, 2009

 

A Teen Scientist's Invention to Help Wounds Heal

 

  • Anushka Naiknaware, age 13 and youngest Google Science Fair winner, designed a sensor that tracks wound healing

 

10 Ways Youth Can Engage in Activism, Anti-Defamation League

First Amendment Rights for Student Protestors

 

 

 

Youth Activism in United States History

 

The Bobbin Girl, Winslow Homer

 

 

 

 

 

    • Young Adult Novel:  Lyddie, Katherine Paterson (Puffin Books, 1995)

 

Portrait of a Boy Soldier
Portrait of a Boy Soldier

 

 

    • The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War, Jim Murphy (1993)

 

 

 

  • The March of the Mill Children, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Newsboys," photograph by Lewis W. Hine
"Newsboys," photograph by Lewis W. Hine

 

  • Newsboys Strike of 1899

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Shirtwaist Strike Women

 

  • Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909

 

 

 

 

  • The American Youth Congress, 1934

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      • Thurgood Marshall was an attorney for the defendants

 

        • President Clinton pardoned the last remaining member of the Port Chicago 50 in 1994


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  • Mendez v. Westminster, 1947

 

 

 

 

    • Picture Book:  Sylvia and Aki, Winifred Conkling (Yearling, 2018)
        • Aki, a Japanese American youngster attended the school Sylvia Mendez could not attend until Aki's family was forced into a relocation camp

 

  • Barbara Rose Johns and the Morton School Strike, 1951

 

 

 

 

 

 

      • College student resistance against McCarthyism and censorship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Beth Tinker and her Mother
Mary Beth Tinker and her Mother

 

  • Tinker v. Des Moines, 1965
    • In this case the Supreme Court ruled that school students are persons under the constitution; school officials do not possess absolute authority over their students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Juliana v. United States Youth Climate Lawsuit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Activists and Change Makers in United States and World History

 

Mural in lobby of Montana House of Representatives
Mural in lobby of Montana House of Representatives

 

 

  • Ida B. Wells
    • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Her Passion for Justice
      • She was 22 years-old in 1884 when she refused to give up her seat to a White man on a railroad train and move to the Jim Crow car.
      • She became an activist, journalist and anti-lynching crusader

 

U.S. Marshals escorting Ruby Bridges to school, 1960
U.S. Marshals escorting Ruby Bridges to school, 1960

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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