Video Conference Summary
KTLN Conference: Prejudice, The Failure to Know
Elizabethtown Community College (WKU bldg.)
Former KY State Senator, Georgia Davis Powers Presenting
Subject: Civil Rights Movement, Conditions Before and After.
Jr. Council on Diversity hosting, students from 8 area middle schools.
Exit Expectations: Grade 6, 7, 8
LA 3 Students use reference tools such as dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, and computer reference programs and research tools such as interviews and surveys to find the information they need to meet specific demands, explore interests, or solve specific problems. (AE1.1)
LA.8 Students speak using appropriate forms,
conventions and styles to communicate ideas and information to different
audiences for different purposes. (AE1.12)
SS 3. Students understand the democratic
principles of justice, equality, responsibility, and freedom and apply them to
real-life situations. (AE2.14)
SS 6. Students interact effectively and work cooperatively with the many diverse ethnic and cultural groups of our nation and world. (AE2.17)
Students understand, analyze, and interpret historical events, conditions
trends, and issues to develop historical perspective. (AE2.20)
A. Students who participates in this
teleconference should gain an understanding of what it means to deny a persons
rights or infringe on their liberty.
should have a good idea of how to deal with examples of prejudice when they
Questions to be answered during this session:
1. When you were a child, what did you want to be as an adult?
2. Did you experience prejudice as a child?
3. What do you think is the cause of prejudice in America?
4. What were conditions like for African Americans in Kentucky before the Civil Rights Movement?
5. What do you feel is the most important result of the civil rights movement?
6. How did you come to be elected as the first woman and first African-American in the state senate?
7. How has your work as a state senator impacted the lives of African Americans in Kentucky?
8. What are some areas where we still need to work in fighting prejudice?