Bloody Sunday, Selma, and the Long Civil Rights Movement




Selma, AL


June 25-30, 2023; July 9-14, 2023


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




This workshop will invite educators from across the country to an immersive, week-long exploration of one of the most important landscapes of the American civil rights movement. Using the events of the infamous “Bloody Sunday” protests in Selma, Alabama, workshop participants will spend a week exploring the understudied ordinary people and places of this freedom struggle. A range of experts will lead these educators in thinking about how we remember (and forget) civil rights struggles and the places they stemmed from. Through workshops and readings, teachers will be exposed to place based learning techniques and an unparalleled archive of images assembled for the workshop. Participants will leave the workshop better equipped to identify and educate about the intersections between race, place, and freedom struggles in their own classrooms and communities.

Project Director(s)

Keith Hebert; Elijah Gaddis

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Bertis English; Richard Burt; Junshan Liu; Danielle Willkens

Grantee Institution

Auburn University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs