Join us in examining Alabama’s role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement
|Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod.
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died.
Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet,
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
|– James Weldon Johnson,
Negro National Anthem:
Lift Every Voice and Sing
The Alabama Humanities Foundation invites K-12 educators from across the country to participate in a week-long, interactive field study on Alabama’s role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Educators selected to take part in this interactive workshop will participate in lectures by scholars, interact with iconic leaders and foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, travel to key sites of memory as well as sites dedicated to the preservation of civil rights history (in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, Alabama), review archival film footage and other primary source documents, as they use national instructional standards (or their own state standards) to develop curricular products.
This NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop will be offered twice during the summer of 2016. The dates are June 26 – July 2 and July 10 – 16, 2016. This workshop will take place in Birmingham, AL. Participants are asked to select their preference on the application. Please preview our website for details on workshop information and how to apply!
“I thought I came in with a lot of Civil Rights background, but this workshop has given me so many tools to bring back to my class and colleagues.” – Participant