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 the links below to see videos of the events at the Jackson and Oxford forums.
Jackson two-day workshop (April 29-30, 2016)
- Avoiding Historical Amnesia: Civil Rights Literacy and the Common Good Panel
April 29, 2016 – Panel discussion with Dr. Stuart Rockoff, Chauncey Spears, Dr. Daphne Chamberlain, and Dr. Leslie-Burl McLemore. Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Stollman.
- Case Studies of Communities Engaging the Past for Future Success
April 29, 2016 – Panel discussion with Melissa “Missy” Janczewski Jones, Dr. Roy DeBerry, and Dr. Dave Tell. Moderated by Charles Tucker.
- Civil Rights Literacy in the Classroom: Primary Sources, Methodology and Effects panel
April 30, 2016 – Panel discussion with Stacey Everett, Claire Gwaltney, Jacqueline Martin, and Lynne Schneider. Moderated by Charles Tucker.
- Civil Rights and Religious Extremism: A Response from Mississippi panel
April 30, 2016 – Panel discussion with Dr. James Bowley and Dr. Loye Ashton. Moderated by Faith Ozcan.
- Douglas Blackmon, Keynote Luncheon Speech
April 30, 2016 – Keynote Speaker, Douglas Blackmon is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from Civil War to World War II and co-executive producer of the acclaimed PBS documentary of the same name. He is also the executive producer and host of American Forum, a public affairs program produced at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and aired weekly on more than 250 PBS affiliates across the U.S.
- Learning from Each Other: An Intergenerational Conversation on the Struggle for Freedom panel
April 30, 2016 – Panel discussion with Charles “Chuck” McDew, Jeffrey Barner, Janice Marie Citchens, Tia Toines, Brianna Cry, Kadin Love, and Juliette Richert. Moderated by Melody Frierson.
- Media Arts and Civic Engagement
April 30, 2016 – Conversation on film “Mississippi Innocence” with filmmaker Joe York and film subject Levon Brooks. Moderated by April Grayson.
- School Integration in America: Then and Now Panel
April 29, 2016 – Panel discussion with David Rae Morris, Mike Espy, Douglas Blackmon, and Margie Cooper Pearson. Moderated by Dr. Stuart Rockoff.