The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives, 1940-1980


Durham, NC



July 6 - July 24, 2020 Length: 3 Weeks


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


Wesley Hogan



This institute (first offered in summer 2018) invites 30 teachers (designed for grades 7-12) to learn the bottom-up history of the Civil Rights Movement, receive resources, and develop strategies for presenting this material in their classrooms. Designed by a collaborative team of scholars, civil rights movement veterans, and educators from Duke University, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Teaching for Change, this institute will provide participants the unique opportunity to learn from the people who made the Civil Rights Movement happen and from leading scholars of this important era. 

Project Director(s)

Wesley Hogan, Judy Richardson

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Daphne Chamberlain, Charles E. Cobb Jr., Courtland Cox, Emilye Crosby, Ashley D. Farmer, John Gartrell, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Robert Korstad, Jennifer Lawson, Adriane Lentz-Smith, Charles M. Payne, Jeanne Theoharis, Jenice L. View

Grantee Institution

Center for Documentary Studies