Professional Development: Enslavement

An excellent way for educators to learn about enslavement is to participate in an NEH Summer Institute, Workshop or Landmark Workshop. The selection varies from year to year but the programs I’ve participated in have been excellent learning opportunities. Those listed below are related to enslavement, a complete list can be found here.

Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad

Deadline:March 1, 2016
Dates: July 10-29 (3 weeks)
Project Director(s):
Visiting Faculty: David Blight, Ed Baptist, Stacey Robertson, Judith Wellman
Location: Hamilton, New York
For more (315) 228-7517


Courting Liberty: Slavery and Equality Under the Constitution

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Dates: July 10-23, 2016 (2 weeks)
Project Director(s): Robert Baker and Chara Bohan
Visiting Faculty: Paul Finkelman, Jon Hale, Diana Hess, Peter Hoffer, and Stephen Middleton
Location: Atlanta, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina
For more information: (770) 598-1545

Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Dates: July 10-15 or July 17-22, 2016
Project Director(s): Robert Stephens and Mary Ellen Junda
Visiting Faculty: Cornelia Bailey, Emory Shaw Campbell, Erskine Clarke, Leroy Campbell, Ron Daise, Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Victoria Smalls, Mary Moran, Wilson Moran, Peter Wood, Karen Wortham
Location: Savannah, GA
For more information: (860) 486-5760

The Legacy of the Civil War: Changing Memories over Time

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Dates: June 26-July 1 or July 10-15, 2016
Project Director(s): Melanie Buffington
Visiting Faculty: Stephanie Arduini, Josie Butler, Juilee Decker, Paul DiPasquale, Gary Gallagher, Vaughn Garland, Kelly Hancock, Sean Kane, Twyla Kitts, John T. Kneebone, Evan Liddiard, Jr., Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Bill Obrochta, Christopher Oliver, Gabriel A. Reich, Patrick Schroeder, Kay Wright Lewis
Location: Richmond, VA
For more information: (804) 828-3805

Thomas Jefferson and Community Life at Monticello and the University of Virginia

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Dates: July 17-23 or July 24-30, 2016
Project Director(s): Lisa Reilly
Visiting Faculty: Christa Dierksheide, Bill Ferster, Edward Gaynor, Gardiner Hallock, Emilie Johnson, J. Jefferson Looney, Maurie McInnis, Louis Nelson, Fraser Neiman, Peter Onuf, Lucia Stanton, Henry Wiencek
Location: Charlottesville, VA
For more information: (434) 982-5205