Southern Freedom Movement Workshop at NCSS Conference

At the 2015 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans, Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and Labor History Teacher fellow Anthony Golding and fellowship director Julian Hipkins III presented a workshop on the freedom movement in Mississippi. Hipkins began the session session by engaging participants in a critique of the traditional textbook narrative on the Civil Rights Movement. For example, […]

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Teacher Fellows Plan for Future

The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and Labor History Teacher Fellows came from across the state for our mid-fall convening in Jackson from October 18-20, 2015. In just two short days, the fellows explored new lessons for the classroom, learned about opportunities for students to showcase their work, heard from inspiring guest speakers, wrote stories from their own […]

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Building a Civil Rights Teaching Community in Mississippi

In July 2015, eleven middle and high school teachers from the across the state of Mississippi met to share resources and stories about how to bring a deeper understanding of the rich history of civil rights and labor movements in Mississippi to their students. During the course of the week they created a strong bond […]

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Bringing Freedom Summer to Students in Starkville

“I’d only heard of Medgar Evers. I did not know the names and stories of so many other Civil Rights Movement activists in Mississippi,” said one the dozens of teachers in workshops offered by Teaching for Change curriculum specialist Julian Hipkins III and Freedom Summer volunteer Mark Levy in Starkville, Mississippi last week. While at Mississippi State University in Starkville to […]

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Teaching for Change Board Member Wins 2014 Lillian Smith Book Award

We are pleased to announce that Teaching for Change board member Michael J. O’Brien’s book, We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth Sit-In and the Movement it Inspired, is one of the 2014 Lillian Smith Book Award recipients. The Lillian Smith Book Awards were established in 1968 by the Southern Regional Council to recognize authors whose books represent […]

Hands on the Plow for Teacher Fellowship

“I am a country boy, so silo has a serious meaning for me. Everything that’s in a silo is either dead or dying and is expected to be eaten. So we want to make sure we don’t find ourselves in a silo. We want to make sure that we spread the work out so that we […]

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Students Awarded for Local Mississippi History Projects

On February 22, 2014, the second Local Mississippi History Awards were given at the Mississippi History Day competition at USM-Hattiesburg. The goal of the award is to deepen student appreciation of and exploration of the untold stories and role of “everyday people” in local Mississippi history, using the National History Day competition as an incentive and a focus for student projects. […]

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The Man Behind Emmett Till

Update: We share the sad news that Mr. Simeon Booker passed away on December 10, 2017 in Solomons, Maryland. He was 99 years old. Read Booker’s obituary in The Washington Post. Many believe that history is inevitable. However, the stories that make it into the public awareness are ones deemed worthy by those in power. […]

First Local Mississippi History Award Winners

On Feb. 23 2013, the first Local Mississippi History Awards were given at the Mississippi History Day competition at USM-Hattiesburg. The goal of the award is to deepen student appreciation of and exploration of the untold stories and role of “everyday people” in local Mississippi history, using the National History Day competition as an incentive and a focus for […]

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