D.C. Activist Meet and Greet Lesson


The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to important historical figures who have had an impact on the history of Washington D.C.

Students will read a short bio of a D.C. activist, then take on the role of that person and circulate throughout the classroom and to answer the questions posed on the handout, “Getting to Know your D.C. Historical Figure: Meet and Greet.”

Roles include:

  • Sammie Abbott

  • Marion Barry

  • Gardner L. Bishop

  • Spotwood Bolling Jr.

  • Chuck Brown

  • Xavier Brown

  • Josephine Butler

  • Peter Stebbins Craig

  • Emily Edmonson

  • Mary McLeod Bethune

  • Gary Garber

  • Evelyn Boyd Granville

  • Susan Harjo

  • Euphemia Lofton Haynes

  • Charles Hamilton Houston

  • Pauli Murray

  • Judy Richardson

  • Carlos Manuel Rosario

  • Juan Romagoza

  • Frank Smith

  • Mitch Snyder

  • Mary Church Terrell