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Hero and Project Description: 

Wigley’s innovative teaching idea, “iMarch Films,” focuses on creating an innovative interdisciplinary project that allows students at Chelsea Middle School to connect the past and present. After reading about the Civil Rights Movement, students will travel to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute where they will observe artifacts and research local occurrences. Based on their areas of interest, groups will be paired with a community volunteer who participated in the Civil Rights Movement in the area. Students involved in the project will then interview these volunteers for the creation of an educational video focused on the volunteer's story. The final videos will then be featured in the school’s library and on the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's website. With the Voya grant, Wigley hopes the films will be shared with other Civil Rights organizations in effort to promote awareness of courageous local unsung heroes.

Unsung Hero City: 
Chelsea
Unsung Hero State: 
AL
Unsung Hero School: 
Chelsea Middle School
Unsung Hero Year: 
2 018
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