“The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives (1940—1980)” Summer Institute Receives NEH Grant

Dozens of teachers across the country taught about the civil rights movement in a more nuanced way this year. They highlighted stories of grassroots activists and women in addition to traditional lessons of heroes like Martin Luther King. The project began with a summer institute at Duke University designed by a team of scholars and civil rights veterans, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Teaching for Change. It was co-directed by Sanford Professor Bob Korstad and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran Judy Richardson. (Download PDF of article)