NEH Summer Institute on the Civil Rights Movement at Fannie Lou Hamer Institute, Jackson State

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The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute at Jackson State University is now accepting applications for its 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty entitled "Mississippi in the National Civil Rights Narrative.” This institute will examine how a focus on the local narrative of change both enhances and challenges the national story that is most frequently presented in classrooms. Meeting at Jackson State, a historically black university in Mississippi, from June 8-28, we will visit significant historical landmarks throughout Mississippi, meet with veterans of the movement, as well as hear from key scholars of this rapidly changing literature. Full and part-time faculty from two and four year institutions, as well as graduate students, from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Please visit our website for more information about the program,, and the application process.

Michelle D. Deardorff, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head
Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue, #6356
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Rico D. Chapman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History and Philosophy
Academic Director
The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO
Jackson State University
1017 John Roy Lynch Street, JSU Box 17081
Jackson, MS 39217