60-Second Civics

Wednesday, February 28
   Daily civics quiz

Which of the following is NOT one of the three questions that Maya Angelou and the older generation of civil rights activists had for the younger generation?


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About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5077, Learning About the African American Experience: Dr. Vicki Ross-Norris, Part 2
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60-Second Civics: Episode 5071, The Emancipation Proclamation
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