Civil Rights Landmarks


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. These programs – lectures, oral history panels, and field trips – engage participants in discussions with scholars and activists, and demonstrate ways of integrating primary sources about the Civil Rights Movement into lesson plans and curricula.

Please select from the below choices to learn more about each of our programs.

The Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Symposium Lecture Series

NEH Sumnmer Institute for College and University Teachers

The Southern Civil Rights Movement: Pivotal Role of Young People

The Hamer Humanitarian Awards Luncheon

The Jackson State University Reading Community

The Medgar Evers/ Ella Baker Civil Rights Lecture Series

The Isaiah Madison Memorial Symposium on Higher Education

The Black History Makers Forum