Education Programs: Landmarks of American History for Community Colleges, WTP

Period of Performance

10/1/2010 - 12/31/2011

Funding Totals

$160,007.10 (approved)
$160,007.00 (awarded)

Landmarks of American Democracy: From Freedom Summer to the Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike

FAIN: BI-50131-10

Jackson State University (Jackson, MS 39217-0001)
Michelle D. Deardorff (Project Director: March 2010 to June 2012)

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for fifty community college faculty members anchored in landmarks of Freedom Summer and the Sanitation Workers Strike, important episodes in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

The proposed one-week workshop will expose participants to the history and landmarks of the Southern Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee. The workshop will include presentations by scholars, exploration of primary source materials, oral history panels featuring a variety of civil rights history-makers, and field trips to historical sites throughout Mississippi and Memphis. The project is a collaboration between the Hamer Institute at Jackson State University (Jackson, MS), Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) and the National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN). The workshop will be conducted for two distinct groups of 25 community college faculty.