Racialized Spaces on Route 66




Flagstaff, AZ


First Session: June 3, 2023 (virtual), June 10-14, 2023 (residential), August 19, 2023; (virtual); Second Session: June 10, 2023 (virtual); July 17-21, 2023 (residential); August 26, 2023 (virtual)


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience

As Route 66 arrives at its centenary in 2026, teachers have time to capture and build upon a place that is iconic throughout history and to use this landmark to foster critical thinking and curricula embedded in social justice. Route 66 has been remembered as a place for cruising, dancing the lindy, and finding vintage Coke bottles. Left out of this narrative is the history and culture of segregation that framed the experiences of others along Route 66. Flagstaff provides an opportunity to examine this wider narrative through the voices and histories of African American, Indigenous and Hispanic people.

Project Director(s)

Ricardo Guthrie; Gretchen McAllister

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Ricardo Guthrie; David Dunaway; Sean Evans; Joseph Martin; Gretchen McAllister; Becky Pratt-Sturges; Stephen Mandrogoc

Grantee Institution

Northern Arizona University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs