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New York Public Library (New York, NY 10016-0133)
Brian Jones (Project Director: February 2019 to present)
Ansley T. Erickson (Co Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Harlem’s Education Movements: Changing the Civil Rights Narrative

A two-week summer institute for 25 middle and high school educators on efforts to secure equitable education in twentieth-century Harlem.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, in partnership with Teachers College, Columbia University, requests support for a new two-week summer institute titled, “Harlem’s Education Movements: Changing the Civil Rights Narrative.” Through scholarly presentations, dialogue with movement veterans, place-based pedagogy, and guided exploration of the Schomburg Center’s unique archival collections, this two-week institute will provide twenty-five teachers of grades 6-12 with an opportunity to learn about the history of Black people’s efforts to secure access to and equity in schools and other educational institutions in Harlem from the 1930s through the 1970s.

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Project fields:
African American History; U.S. History

Institutes for K-12 Educators

Education Programs

$154,887 (approved)
$148,044 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2019 – 9/30/2021