From four Town Halls in cities of historical significance to the Civil Rights struggle, where movement veterans, community activists, religious leaders and educators engage with local high school and college students. Each Town Hall segment features carefully selected archival footage and a thought-provoking discussion about racial equality.

What Can Students Learn from the Civil Rights Movement?

In our first local Town Hall of the NBC Learn "Finishing the Dream" series, community leaders in Chicago talk to students about what they can learn from the achievements of the civil rights generation and how they can work to improve their own communities.


How did Jesse Jackson PUSH the Civil Rights Movement Along?

In our first local Town Hall of the NBC Learn "Finishing the Dream" series, panelists talk about how the Rev. Jesse Jackson won economic concessions for blacks in Chicago and the work he has done for civil rights over the past 40 years.


What Did the Black Panthers Really Accomplish?

In our first local Town Hall of the NBC Learn "Finishing the Dream" series, a Chicago museum exhibit about the Black Panthers provides the setting for a frank discussion between students and community leaders about the legacy of the Black Panther movement.


Why did MLK Call Chicago Worse Than Mississippi?

In our first local Town Hall of the NBC Learn "Finishing the Dream" series, Chicago civil rights veterans talk about the virulent racism that came out in Chicago when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought his movement north in 1965-66.


Did the Brown Decision Really End School Segregation?

The historic Supreme Court decision in 1954 may have desegregated schools, but problems persist for blacks in public education. In our first local Town Hall of the NBC Learn "Finishing the Dream" series, community leaders in Chicago talk to students about what they see as an educational crisis in Chicago.


How Can Young People Get Engaged in the Political Process?

Even though 61% of all Africans-Americans voted during the 2008 election, helping to elect the very first black President, much work needs to be done for young blacks to be a part of the political process, say panelists in the NBC Learn "Finishing the Dream" Chicago Town Hall.


Finishing the Dream Chicago Town Hall (Full Episode)

In our first local Town Hall of the NBC Learn "Finishing the Dream" series, movement veterans, community activists, religious leaders and educators talk to students from Chicago about the civil rights movement and what young people can do to keep the lessons of that movement alive.


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