Emancipation and Evolving American Identity





July 5-23, 2021 Length: 2 Weeks


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience



804-649-1861, ext. 122


The American Civil War Museum’s two-week Summer Institute "Emancipation and Evolving American Identity" will bring three dozen K-12 teachers to a deeper understanding of the history of emancipation and its impact on Americans past and present. Civil War-era scholars will contextualize the policy and process of emancipation through lectures, discussions, and visits to historic sites. Additionally, public history professionals and experienced K-12 educators will provide primary sources and model best practices for teaching an often complex, sensitive, and misunderstood topic.

Project Director(s)

Stephanie Arduini; Kristin Gallas; Nicole Annette Moore

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Edward L. Ayers; Catherine Clinton; John Coski; Emmanuel Dabney; Kristin Gallas; Barbara Gannon, Hilary Green, Erin Halloway-Palmer; Caroline Janney; Kevin Levin; Chandra Manning; Kate Masur; Kelly Mezurek; Nicole A. Moore; Cassandra Newby-Alexander; Brian Palmer; Bernard Powers; Elizabeth Regosin; Jonathan White; Kidada Williams.

Grantee Institution

American Civil War Museum

Funded through the Division of Education Programs