Applications for the “Finding Mississippi in the National Narrative” institute for teachers due March 4th

During the weeks of June 8-28 in Jackson, Mississippi, the 2014 Institute for College and University Teachers will explore the struggle for freedom in Mississippi while comparing it to significant events in other parts of the American South. This year’s institute, “Finding Mississippi in the National Narrative: Struggle, Institution Building, and Power at the Local Level,” will challenge participants to place the local narrative within the national one and will culminate with the weeklong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer.

To find more information on the 2014 Institute, click here.

Applications are due March 4th. To apply, click here.

This year’s institute is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Hamer Institute. Each summer since 1998, the Hamer Institute has sponsored an institute, seminar, or workshop for educators and students interested in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. The sessions allow participants to engage in discussions with scholars and activists, while demonstrating ways of integrating primary sources about the Civil Rights Movement into lesson plans and curricula.

To learn about past programs, click here.

To read more about Fannie Lou Hamer on our digital archive, The Civil Rights Movement as Theological Drama, click here.