The Southern Civil Rights Movement: The Pivotal Role of Young People
March 5th, 2013 by fannielou
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 10, 2013
The Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy will be conducting a two week-long summer workshop entitled The Southern Civil Rights Movement: The Pivotal Role of Young People. This event is scheduled for Monday, June 10 – Saturday, June 22, 2013, and will be held on the campus of Jackson State University, New Student Center, Ballroom B. The workshop will also feature field trips to civil rights landmarks in Jackson, MS and McComb, MS. Other benefits of the workshop include:
1. Free notebook and materials;
2. Free lunch , T-shirt and field trip provided by the Hamer Institute; and
3. A workshop ending program conducted by the Hamer Institute faculty and students.
If you have a child or know a child in middle school or high school (7th – 12th graders) who has not participated in this program previously, we are hoping that you will encourage him/her to apply for the workshop because we believe it is an outstanding way for them to advance socially and educationally over the summer break.
This two week-long workshop is designed for middle and high-school students (7th – 12th graders) interested in learning about the contributions and sacrifices made by people who were their age during the Civil Rights Movement. Participants in the intensive workshop will be guided through the history of the movement via lectures, oral history panels, and group and individual work. The workshop will also explore the nature of American democracy and how engaged citizens can advance democratic ideals in the face of resistance and oppression.
An application form, event flyer and workshop schedule are included on this page. We encourage you to duplicate these forms as needed and ask any students you may know to apply well in advance of the DEADLINE, which has been extended to May 10, 2013. Information about the Hamer Institute and materials concerning the workshop can also be obtained by visiting our website at www.jsums.edu/hamer.institute . For more information, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 979-1562.
Disclaimer: The distribution of this material does not constitute an endorsement or an indication of support by the Jackson Public School District. Parents and students should determine for themselves if they want to use the services. The school district accepts no liability in this matter.