Teaching for Change Partners on NEH Summer Institute
Beyond the Master Narrative of the Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Activism from 1940-1980
Teaching for Change is proud to partner with a collaborative team of scholars, veterans, and educators from Duke, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Tougaloo College on a NEH Teacher Summer Institute: The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives from 1940-1980.
Participants (classroom teachers in grades 7-12) will study the bottom-up history of the Civil Rights Movement. They will have the unique opportunity to learn from people who made the Civil Rights Movement happen and from leading scholars of the era including William Chafe, Courtland Cox, Emilye Crosby, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Charles Payne, Barbara Ransby, Judy Richardson, and more.
Three key narratives will serve as the focus of this institute.
- The movement thrust forward its leaders, not the other way around.
- The tradition of protest grew out of a long history of activism in the Black community.
- Grassroots activism was the major engine that led to legislative reforms.
Dates: July 9 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks)
Location: Duke University, Durham, NC
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 (notification date: March 28, 2018)