Upcoming Programs

Landmarks of American Democracy (2004 - K-12 teachers)

Landmarks of American Democracy (2005 - CC faculty)

Lesson Plans



Landmarks of American Democracy (2005)

2005 Landmarks Week 1 Group Photo

This one-week workshop, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Hamer Institute, was conducted for groups of community college faculty on July 10-16 and again on July 17-23, 2005. The workshop featured extensive readings on the southern civil rights movement in the 1960s. Guest speakers, Hamer Institute faculty, and oral history panelists guided the group in exploring the people, places, and events that helped bring about civil rights reform. The workshop also included field trips to landmarks in Jackson, Mississippi; the Mississippi Delta communities of Greenwood, Ruleville, and Clarksdale; and historical sites and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Resources from this workshop include:

1. The course syllabus and reading list (downloadable PDF file)
2. A guide to the landmarks toured during the field trips (PDF)
3. A photo archive of the landmarks as they appeared in 2004
4. A selected bibliography on topics related to the American Civil Rights Movement (PDF)
5. Lesson plans submitted by workshop participants.

The photo archive can be used in conjunction with the guide to the landmarks and is suitable for classroom use.

The Hamer Institute
(cut and paste address into e-mail)
The Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute
on Citizenship and Democracy
Jackson State University, Box 17081
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217