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BI-50105-09Education Programs: Landmarks of American History for Community Colleges, WTPJackson State UniversityLandmarks of American Democracy: From Freedom Summer to the Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike10/1/2009 - 12/31/2010$160,000.00MichelleD.Deardorff   Jackson State UniversityJacksonMS39217-0001USA2009U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History for Community Colleges, WTPEducation Programs16000001600000

Two one-week workshops for fifty community college faculty 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 twice for two distinct groups of 25 community college faculty.