Landmarks of American Democracy: From Freedom Summer to the Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike
Session One: June 15 – June 21, 2008
Session Two: June 22 – June 28, 2008
Stipends: $500.00 + Travel Expenses
(Travel supplements will be available but will be allocated on a case-by-case basis after the workshop session is over)
This one-week workshop, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Hamer Institute, will be offered for community college faculty on the dates noted above. The workshop features extensive readings on the southern civil rights movement in the 1960s. Guest speakers, Hamer Institute faculty, and oral history panelists will guide participants in exploring the people, places, and events that helped bring about civil rights reform. The workshop also includes field trips to landmarks in Jackson, Mississippi; the Mississippi Delta communities of Greenwood, Ruleville, and Clarksdale; and historical sites and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Application Deadline: March 17, 2008
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