NEH Summer Institute for Schoolteachers: Immigration, Migration, and the Transformation of the African-American Community in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 31, 2015
515 Malcolm X Blvd

NEH_SummerInstitute_WEBImmigration and migration movements represent universal human experiences and expressions that ultimately transform societies. Exploring these complex conditions offers a critical opportunity to understand the evolving notions of identity, culture, democracy, race and ethnicity. However, understanding immigration and migration movement within the context of black America has been far too limited to the narrative of slavery. Yet, it is the black migration experience that gave birth to the nation as we know it today. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1965, and built upon the foundation of the Schomburg Center’s groundbreaking exhibition In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience, this Summer Institute will underscore and explain the extraordinary diversity of African-American communities that is reflected in contemporary classrooms.  Open to school teachers nationally. Tuition is free and stipends are available for lodging and food.

Application deadline: March 2, 2015

For More Information, click here.

RONALD BUNN

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