Power & Privilege

Privilege means a right or advantage afforded to some and not to others (and at the expense of others) for which you did labor.

Power Privilege Checklist

Privilege Workshop: Outline and Objectives

Curriculum Websites

These websites have curricula related to civil rights, human rights, and social justice.

International Museum of Muslim Culture, Jackson MS (external link)

Mississippi Department of Education Social Studies framework, including Civil Rights Education in Mississippi (external link)

Southern History Project (external link)

Teaching for Tolerance (external link)

Zinn Education Project (external link)


The books, articles, and films listed in the documents below are just a starting point for research on these subjects. New works of film, fiction, and scholarship are released frequently.

Freedom Riders Bibliography

Freedom Summer Bibliography

Mississippi Bibliography

Mississippi Filmography

NEH Civil Rights Education Forum

In 2016, the National Endowment for the Humanities provided funding for the Winter Institute to host three public forums designed to equip teachers with more tools for teaching about civil rights literacy: Civil Rights Literacy and the Past, Present, and Future of the Common Good

Click these links to see videos of the events at the Jackson and Oxford forums.

Jackson two-day workshop (will be updated soon)

Oxford one-day workshop (will be updated soon)


Jackson, MS: April 29-30, 2016

Biloxi, MS: September 10, 2016

Oxford, MS: October 8, 2016

Oral History Resources

This resource includes guides and examples to assist teachers, students, and others with conducting oral histories in their own communities.

Interviewing Quick Guide

Oral history comprehensive guide

Oral history project overview