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By Nicholas Allen | February 4, 2021

Info courtesy of Allison Raven, Duke African & African American Studies.

From July 6-23, 2021, Duke University will host a virtual NEH Teacher Summer Institute, “The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives.”

This institute is designed by a collaborative team of scholars, veterans, and educators from Duke University, the SNCC Legacy Project (collaborators on the SNCC Digital Gateway), and Teaching for Change. Participants will learn the bottom-up history of the Civil Rights Movement and receive resources and strategies to bring it home to their students, so that they can see themselves in this history. Teachers will have the unique opportunity to learn from people who were key organizers in the Civil Rights Movement, and from leading scholars of that era. Teachers will receive a stipend of $2,850 in order to defray expenses.

For more information and to access the website, please visit Any questions can be sent to

Quick Facts:
Dates: July 6 – 23, 2021 (3 weeks)

Times: 11:00 am ET to 1:30 pm ET and 2:30 pm ET to 6:30 pm ET (Monday to Friday)
Location: Virtual
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Grade Levels: 5-12
Stipend: $2,850