In 2016 and 2017, the National Endowment for the Humanities provided funding for the Winter Institute to host a series of 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 forum.
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.