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Virginia Honors Young Civil Rights Warrior Barbara Johns


At the age of 16, Barbara Johns organized a strike that would launch the student civil rights movement. (Credit: Moton Museum)

Since a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year, students have taken to the streets – demanding more gun control in this country. Their actions are inspiring, but this is not the first time young people have led a social movement. Sandy Hausman reports.

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