Millsaps College, through generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is pleased to invite K-12 educators, librarians, and our homeschool colleagues to apply for a one-week workshop entitled, "One Place, One Time: Jackson, Mississippi, 1963." This Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop uses the 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers's assasination as its focal point, examining the intersections of race, power, violence and reconciliation in a Deep South city.
Our location on the campus of Millsaps College and the surrounding Jackson metropolitan area provides participants with an immersive experience that includes tours of Medgar Evers's home, Capitol Street, the Margaret Walker Center and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, home of the Evers Collection. Guest lecturers include Evers's widow, Myrlie, civil rights leader Edwin King, and journalist Jerry Mitchell, whose investigation of the murder more than thirty years later resulted in the conviction of Byron de la Beckwith in 1994. In addition to the grassroots struggles, participants will experience the leadership of southern progressives like Pulitzer Prize winner, Eudora Welty, a Jackson native and a voice for racial change. We will tour Welty's home and discuss the impact Evers's life, work, and death had on white privilege, black progress, and racial reconciliation.
Two one-week workshops will be offered to selected participants: July 14-19, 2013, OR July 21-26, 2013. All participants will receive a $1200 stipend at the completion of their workshop to be applied toward travel and accommodations. The application deadline is March 4, 2013.
For more information, please visit our website: http://eudorawelty.org/resources/ or contact Kay Barksdale at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on other LAHC workshops please visit http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs.
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