NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Community College Faculty
African-American History & Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry:
Savannah & The Coastal Islands, 1750-1950
July 11-17 & July 18-24, 2010
View of marsh near Sapelo Island.
Picture by Charlie Snyder
The NEH Landmarks Workshop for Community College Faculty
has been designed to address broad themes of race and slavery in American history covered in a U.S. History survey course by focusing on site-specific experiences of communities in and around Savannah from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries. Through course readings, scholarly lectures, landmark site visits, community presentations, guided tours, and research in primary source documents from the Georgia Historical Society collection we will examine the centrality of place in the African-American experience in Georgia's Lowcountry and the larger Atlantic world. Workshop content is intended to help facilitate classroom discussion of general topics such as American slavery, early-American and nineteenth century economies, art, and music as well as more site-specific subjects such as the impact of geography, environment, time, and place on the development of community values and cultures.
Applications must be post-marked by March 2, 2010 to be considered. For more information on NEH Landmark Workshops for Community College Faculty click on the links below and at the top of this page, contact Charles Snyder by e-mail, or visit http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-college.html.
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