Mississippi in the National Civil Rights Narrative

Dear Colleague: 

We invite you to apply to our 2017 Institute for College and University Teachers, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Hamer Institute. This program, Mississippi in the National Civil Rights Narrative, will be held during the weeks of June 11 through June 30, in Jackson, Mississippi. Our summer institute seeks a marriage of the different narratives of the Civil Rights Movement by bringing the Mississippi and the national stories together. Specifically, we will explore in great depth the struggle for freedom in Mississippi while comparing it to significant events in other parts of the American South, allowing us to address the power of the older national narrative and the newer one based on community struggle.  By the end of the institute, we will have placed the local within the national narrative, providing new analytical tools for understanding the transformative impact of the Civil Rights Movement. 

The application deadline is March 1, 2017. Please refer to the links on the left side of this website for complete details. 

Let us know if you have any questions, we look forward to seeing you,

Rico D. Chapman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Interim Chair, Department of History and Philosophy
The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO
Jackson State University
1017 John Roy Lynch Street, JSU Box 17081
Jackson, MS 39217

Daphne R. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Coordinator for Civil Rights & Social Justice Initiatives
Tougaloo College
Social Sciences Division
Department of History
Galloway 232
500 West Countyline Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174
601-977-7804 (office)