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Parkland Students Carry On A Tradition Of Youth Protest. Does It Work?

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg speaks at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse on Feb. 17, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg speaks at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse on Feb. 17, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will gather later this month to call for gun measures after the shooting at their school that left 17 dead. It’s a political youth movement with echoes of the past, including the 1960s Berkeley protests and the 1903 Children’s Crusade.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Nathan Connolly (@ndbconnolly) and Joanne Freeman (@jbf1755), historians and co-hosts of the podcast BackStory, which is produced at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

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